Those Preaching Women, Volume 2 presents fifteen sermons by women preachers who have achieved distinction in the black pulpit.
Sensitive to the pressures of life in today's turbulent world, each preacher uses her own uniquely creative approach for applying the meaning of great Bible truths to the contemporary concerns of the person in the pew. While themes differ, a common message of hope is woven into all fifteen sermonsin Christ we are lifted above the indignities and problems of this world to a new spiritual freedom.
These dynamic sermons speak eloquently of forgiveness, the need for washing away negative attitudes, Christ's healing love, the power of prayer, God's everlasting goodness, and the significance of the Lord's Supper, Christians are challenged to walk by faith rather than by sight, to become vessels of God's love, to experience the joy of a personal relationship with Christ, and to take their special places God's plan for transforming the world.
This volume is a rich source of sermon thoughts for all pastors and an inspiring devotional reading for laypersons.
The Rev. Dr. Ella P. Mitchell (1918-2008) was a teacher, preacher, devoted wife, mother and outstanding author. She is known as the "dean of Black women preachers." Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Mitchell graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she met her husband Dr. Henry H. Mitchell, with whom she has ministered for over sixty years. Together, they have served as co-mentors in the Doctor of Ministry Program at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and were founders of the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies in Los Angeles. Dr. Ella was the first woman Dean of Sisters Chapel at Spelman College and also taught at the American Baptist Seminary of the West and the School of Theology at Claremont. Dr. Mitchell was the editor of five volumes of the series, Those Preaching Women, and, with her husband, completed their joint autobiography, Together for Good, which shares the secret to lasting love and friendship. In October of 2007 she celebrated her ninetieth birthday surrounded by family and friends on a birthday cruise.
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