Book Code: 1985
Size: 6" x 9"
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS
List Price: $16.00
Web Price: $12.80
“No matter their ethnic backgrounds, each of these women cares about changing the world through justice making. . . . These sermons reflect that human needs and concerns cross social, class, ethnic, and racial divides.” —from the Introduction by Valerie Bridgeman Davis
When Those Preachin’ Women was introduced in 1985, it proudly presented the sermons of fourteen African American women who stood as “symbols of a courageous new generation of black women ministers.” Each successive volume in the series featured greater numbers of women, from a broader variety of ministries and vocations.
Now, Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection appears at the urging of women who have been encouraged in their ministries by the previous contributors. As in earlier volumes, these women reflect many church traditions and various ministry settings, and this time they also represent the rich ethnic diversity of the United States in the twenty-first century, including:
- African American
- Native American
- European American
- Puerto Rican
- South Korean
- South Vietnamese
- West Indian
Brought together by the “dean of black women preachers” herself, Rev. Dr. Ella P. Mitchell, this treasure trove includes the “unfettered, creative exchange of sacred rhetoric” by God’s women from every tribe, nation, and language group. Prepare to be inspired, moved, and challenged!
“These thirty-two women preachers offer us sermons that expand our horizons and enliven our souls. . . . Each sermon is intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually demanding.” —from the Foreword by Katie G. Cannon, Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
"...powerful, faithful words...The collection reminded me of the possibility each new Sunday represents and encouraged me to get off my duff and spend more time with Scripture. I recommend it." —Ann Bonner-Stewart, associate rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina, and managing editor of Fidelia's Sisters
"The collection as a whole provides an exciting chorale of mixed voices." —Lutheran Partners, Nov/Dec 2008
"This book is definitely worth reading, especially for those wanting more insight into the impact of Christianity on people from many cultures. These trends affect all young people, as well as youth workers who minister to them." —YouthWorker Journal, Jan/Feb 2009
"The richness and variety of these comforting sermons are captivating, and the timely perspective will inspire and transform one's life journey with renewed energy." —Multicultural Review, Winter 2008
"With this anthology, Mitchell and Bridgeman Davis bring together themes of justice, healing, visions of God, and visions for humanity, in their diverse forms as they span across the racial-ethnic backgrounds of these preaching women." —Homiletics, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2009). Read the entire review.
"The unique and prophetic voice of female preachers from diverse backgrounds shines through. This slim volume of readable sermons will be a fine addition to any Christian congregational library and is a must for libraries holding the previously published volumes of Those Preaching Women." —Congregational Libraries Today, 2010