|About the Book|
A growing community of women from different religions and spiritual traditions, as well as those in twelve-step recovery programs and those who seek a distinctly feminine approach to spirituality, are turning to books for daily inspiration andMoreA growing community of women from different religions and spiritual traditions, as well as those in twelve-step recovery programs and those who seek a distinctly feminine approach to spirituality, are turning to books for daily inspiration and devotional enrichment. But most of the inspirational books available to them have been written by men or contemporary women. Voices from the more extensive history of womens spiritual writing are hard to come by.A Womans Book of Faith offers a compelling alternative to modern devotional fare. M. Shawn McGarry has assembled in one elegantly sized volume a stirring collection of more than one hundred ecumenical selections -- most from Judeo-Christian sources -- in which women writers from two millennia contemplate their relationships to God, the meaning of their own traditions, and the place of spirituality in their lives. Among the many contributors are Teresa of Avila, Joan of Arc, Susannah Wesley, Gluckel of Hamelin, Queen Elizabeth I, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Willa Cather, Golda Meir, Simone Weil, Coretta Scott King, Elizabeth Seaton, Lottie Moon, Flannery OConnor, and Mother Theresa -- and some less well known women whose expressions of faith have endured the centuries. Complementing these classic texts are original pen-and-ink sketches by award-winning artist Sharon Lubkemann Allen which capture the faces and spirits of faith-full women throughout history.This beautiful book, a perfect gift for the holidays and other special occasions, is also a wonderful present far women to give themselves.