women who met Jesus book coverAs you  may have noticed, I have a slight obsession with women in the Bible. I love to not only read their original stories in the Bible, but also to read Bible studies and other books that feature different biblical women. The Women Who Met Jesus: New Testament Stories of Lives Transformed by the Author focuses on twenty New Testament women.

This book is a little different than other similar books I’ve read. Author Dorothy Valcarcel makes it personal. From the first pages of the book, she opens with very personal stories from her life. She opens each chapter with her own stories of struggles and difficulties, then compares her struggles with that of the biblical women.

At the conclusion of each chapter is a section for further study. “A Time for Reflection” provides the biblical text for the chapter. “Exploration” asks questions for the reader to ponder. “Inspiration” poses questions for more study. “Affirmation” is one verse or passage that summarizes the chapter.

The Women Who Met Jesus stands alone for personal reading or could be used as a Bible study book to study alone or with a group.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book. Opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.


  1. Hi Sharon,

    I hope that you are well and can help me with my enquiry.

    In 2015, you did an interview with Ray Horowitz who was the Executive Director of the UK Christian Film Festival ( https://sharonwilharm.com/2015/05/06/uk-christian-film-festival-with-executive-director-ray-horowitz/ )

    The following year I met with Ray and we spoke about working together on the festival and other projects. We lost touch, as apparently he became ill and would be out of action for a while.

    Since then anyone whom I have spoken with who was in touch with him, has not heard from him.

    As you are based in the US I was wondering if perhaps you knew any of his colleagues or contacts that he was in touch with whilst living and working in America.

    Presently, I am the beginning stages of launching a faith based film festival in 2020 and will keep you in touch of its progress.

    Any help you are able to give regarding Ray would be greatly appreciated.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Roney Henderson

    On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 10:06 PM Sharon Wilharm | Christian Filmmaker | Blogger | Speaker wrote:

    > Sharon Wilharm posted: “As you may have noticed, I have a slight > obsession with women in the Bible. I love to not only read their original > stories in the Bible, but also to read Bible studies and other books that > feature different biblical women. The Women Who Met Jesus: New Te” >


    1. Roney, I’m afraid I’ve not had correspondence with Ray since our interview. I had noticed they discontinued the film festival. Best of wishes with your film festival. You may want to connect with the I Will Tell festival, another faith film festival in the UK. Their festival is coming up at the end of the month.


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