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Abingdon Press introduces new women’s division Print Email
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Friday, 22 March 2013 03:35 PM America/New_York

AbingdonWomen.WebAbingdon Press, publishing imprint for The United Methodist Publishing House, has announced Abingdon Women, a new division that is home to grace-based Bible studies created by and for women. 

Abingdon Women has released video-based Bible studies from Bible teacher and music artist Babbie Mason and ordained pastor Jessica LaGrone, and will launch Kimberly Dunnam Reisman’s first study in the fall. The studies include teaching sessions (six to eight per study), participant guides and leader’s guides. 

The division also houses Faith & Fiction, a product line combining Christian fiction with in-depth, practical Bible study. The first two offerings—from authors Melody Carlson and Barbara Cameron—use storytelling as an entrée into Bible study. Faith & Fiction studies are self-contained, but are complemented by an existing novel.

Local events produced by Abingdon Women are bringing Bible teachers to live venues in key markets this year. Hundreds of women attended the first two in Houston and Plano, Texas, in 2012, and this spring and fall, events are scheduled for cities in Georgia, Texas, Indiana and Tennessee. 

“Abingdon Women combines fresh voices with deep wisdom in a product line that is always grace-based,” said Susan Salley, associate publisher at Abingdon Press. “Our resources are designed for women who are seeking in-depth Bible study alongside real-life application.” 

A new website,, was launched in late January to introduce the product line to consumers and offer details on events. The site also showcases Abingdon Women Bible study teachers, original articles and authors’ background information.