Five Brave Women was written to encourage and inspire young people of all ages. One should never be afraid to speak out against any injustice faced in life, no matter who it is perpetuated against. “For God has not placed in us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). This means that we must speak out against all injustice wherever we see it. If someone is being bullied on the school ground by another student, politely ask the bully to stop. Let the bullies know that they would not like to be treated the same way. God said we should love one another and treat one another with respect. “We should do unto others as we would like done unto us” (Matthew 7:12).
When Moses divided God’s promised inheritance among the children of Israel, no land was given to the family of Zelophehad because he had daughters and no sons. So the daughters of Zelophehad took a stand and petitioned Moses, asking for their father’s share of the land. The sisters, in standing up for their rights, were the force behind a change in the law that protected all women.
Based in scripture, Five Brave Women was inspired by the five young women described in Numbers 27:1–11. A picture book for children, it encourages females of all ages to speak up when they feel they’re not being treated fairly.