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This project is a unique compilation of theological reflections and stories of faith from Korean American women in various forms of ministry in the church. The main goal is to share their stories to provide a window of understanding into the trials of Korean American women in ministrya window that may serve as a mirror for other women who know what it is to be marginalized, overlooked, or prejudged based on their gender, ethnicity, culture, or appearance.Â The book's uniqueness is found in its various genres of writingfrom sermons and theological reflections, to poetry and stories of personal journeyfrom women of various generations. Readers will be encouraged, inspired, and affirmation for other Asian American women called to Christian ministry.Â Their stories and voices add clarity, wisdom, and hope, enriching the overall landscape of writings in this field.
• A rare view inside the lives of Korean American female clergy as they experience the challenges and triumphs of ministry and life• A collection of reflections from Korean American clergywoman, including sermons which are prophetic, visionary, and biblical• Distinct voices that offer understanding of the wider immigrant and American churches
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, MDiv, PhD, is an ordained minister within the PC(USA) denomination and Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Earlham School of Religion. She is author of ten other books, including The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women's Christology and Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style": A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique, co-written with Joseph Cheah. Kim serves on several committees of the American Academy of Religion: co-chair of Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group, Research Grants Jury Committee, Comparative Theology Group, and Religion and Migration Group. She also blogs at Huffington Post, Sojourners and TIME.
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