How would the most cherished stories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam be different if women were the active central figures?
This groundbreaking collection of short stories brings to life the women--daring, brave, thoughtful and wise--who played important and exciting roles in the early days of the Abrahamic faiths.
Publishers Weekly – “The device of using short stories to better establish these women’s characters and spiritual motivations works well and should appeal to a wide audience.”
Montreal Anglican- “At the hands of its authors there is nothing arid about the desert or the dedication of the women ‘daring, brave, thoughtful and wise.’”
WWW.Childrenslit.com- “…will be appreciated and enjoyed by young people of faith, young feminists and also by comparative religion students….”
Booklist – “An interesting way of showing how three religions spring from the same sandy landscape.”
Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter- “Recommended for middle school and above as a starting point for discussions of the role of women in religious communities.”
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