Archives For Women

 

This important book arrives in bookstores this week…
 

Women Rise Up:
Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution
Katey Zeh

Paperback: FAR Press, 2019
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Katey was kind enough to answer some questions about the book:

 
 
There are numerous books about biblical women. What compelled you to write this one?

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An Immersive Chronicle
of Ungentlemanly Warfare

A review of

D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Sarah Rose

Hardback: Crown, 2019
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Reviewed by Emily Joy Stroble
 
 
“Dear Madam,” begins the letter received by Mrs. Odette Sansom in Sarah Rose’s thrilling and detailed account of female spies who laid the groundwork for the allied invasion of France in World War II.

The letter continues: “your name has been passed to me with the suggestion that you have qualifications and information which may be of value in this stage of the war effort.” In other words, Odette Sansom, the French wife of a British soldier and mother of two had what might be called, “a particular skill set.”

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Fortress Press has just launched a major theology ebook sale. Most of their ebook catalog (800+ titles) is on sale for $4.99 or less!

 

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Below you will find a few recommended deals on ebooks by women theologians and pastors.  Given the size of the sale, we also recommended browsing the full sale… 

 

The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives

Gale Yee

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Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel

Wilda Gafney

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The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church’s Response

Pamela Cooper-White

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The Body of God: An Ecological Theology

Sallie McFague

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Super, Natural Christians: How We Should Love Nature

Sallie McFague

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The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit: Hand-Raisers, Han, and the Holy Ghost

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

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(I know that I’m jumping ahead of things a bit by posting this hymn during Lent, but it also is an important piece of Women’s History)
 
St. Cassiane was a ninth century Eastern Roman abbess, poet, composer, and hymnographer. She is one of the first medieval composers whose scores are both extant and able to be interpreted by modern scholars and musicians. Approximately fifty of her hymns are extant and twenty-three are included in Orthodox Church liturgical books. The exact number is difficult to assess, as many hymns are ascribed to different authors in different manuscripts and are often identified as anonymous (adapted from Wikipedia)
 

Other Women Saints
Whose Stories You Should Know

 

Hymn for
Holy Wednesday
St. Cassiane

 
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Get these excellent print books by women authors for under $6 each!

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As always, prices and availability are subject to change without notice…

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Is It a Lost Cause?
Having the Heart of God for the Church’s Children

By Marva Dawn
 
*** $3.49 ***

 

How can we help the church’s children not to make the same choices as the children of the dominant culture around them concerning their sexuality, their use of money and time, their attitudes toward work and life? Is it still possible in our post-Christian, post-modern society to raise children with Christian faith and moral character? In this sensitive and astute work, Marva Dawn insists that forming genuinely Christian children is NOT a lost cause if congregations, pastors, and parents wake up to the present crisis of a society at odds with the gospel and to the crucial need for deliberate formative efforts and intensive discipleship in home and church.
 

To Walk and Not Faint:
A Month of Meditations of Isaiah 40

By Marva Dawn
 
*** $2.99 ***

 

Completely revised more than fifteen years after its first printing, To Walk and Not Faint is Dawn’s popular first book. Her devotional reflections examine the fortieth chapter of Isaiah as it deals with many of the critical issues of daily life. Dawn’s meticulous study opens up each verse of Isaiah 40 to challenge us with significant insights for faith and profound motivation for growth in discipleship. Each reading includes questions for further reflection.
 
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A Feature Review of
 

Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality
Erin Wathen

Paperback: WJK Books, 2018
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Reviewed by D. S. Leiter

 

I’m not sure Erin Wathen would expect or approve of my reaction when I finished reading her book, but here it is: I wanted to take my car on a roadtrip to her home state, find the church she pastors, and give her a big hug, then sit down and have a long conversation with her to find out more about her views on how the church should be working to be on the forefront of feminism.

Whether or not she would approve of my action, however, there it is. (Erin, if you’re reading this, please know that I would be doing so not as a creepy stalker, but because it frankly feels like you could use a hug, and because I’d like to dialogue with you more. I won’t actually do it.)

A variety of things in the book evoked this response in me.

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A Review of 

The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength
Leslie Leyland Fields, editor

Paperback: Kregel Publications, 2018
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Reviewed by Cynthia Beach

 

Voices of friends, I thought, as I read essay after essay in The Wonder Years on topics as diverse as horses to letting go, body image to domestic violence.  And those doing the speaking are some of my favorite friends, too: Lauren Winner, Elisabeth Elliot, Brené Brown, Ann Voskamp, Madeleine L’Engle. These names are among the thirty-five other “over 40” women writers who contributed essays to the latest anthology from the deep-thinking author Leslie Leyland Fields.

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In honor of Women’s History Month, here are 10 important social critics of the last 100 years. The work of social critics is vital for the health and flourishing of the church, because they remind us of the brokenness of the world and challenge us to imagine new and more healthy ways of sharing life together.

 

Here are ten women social critics whose work has been particularly helpful for me in trying to discern how to live faithfully in the twenty-first century. With each critic, I’ve included an excerpt that will serve as an introduction to that writer’s work.

 

Dorothy Day

The co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, lived among the poor and was staunch anti-war activist.

*** Books by Dorothy Day

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In honor of Women’s History Month, here is our recommended list of living women poets that you should be reading and talking about. We read everything we can get our hands on by these poets, and will continue to read and review their work.

 

See also:

Ten Important Women Theologians

These poets are arranged in alphabetical order by their last names… 
 

Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is an American poet, essayist, playwright, and the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2018. Periviosly she was a professor for 15 years at Yale University, where she taught poetry and chaired the African American Studies department.(via Wikipedia)

Books by Elizabeth Alexander

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A Review of 
 

Everbloom:
Stories of Deeply Rooted
and Transformed Lives

Redbud Writers’ Guild

Paperback: Paraclete Press, 2017
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Reviewed by Kathleen O’Malley.
 
 
A few weeks ago, I asked God to bring a mentor into my life. Whether that meant a new relationship or the deepening of one I already had, I didn’t know. The next day, I began reading Everbloom, and by the time I was twenty pages in, I realized that I held part of God’s answer in my hands.

Books can’t substitute for the intimacy of a friendship. But Spirit-filled stories can change and enrich my perspective—just like a mentor might. There is something about peoples’ life stories that is tough to ignore; their memoirs nestle into my memories until they become part of my worldview. That’s one reason that books like Everbloom are so powerful. Such books let me be touched by the lives of men, women, and children whom I won’t meet in person.

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