The Resource Library has several new titles that honor the role of women in biblical history. One particularly exciting new title, Spiritual Sisterhood: Mentoring Women of Color, focuses on the role model of those women in creating the future.
Spiritual Sisterhood: Mentoring Women of Color by Rebecca Florence Osaigbovo Author and speaker Rebecca Florence Osaigbovo calls all sisters to either become a spiritual mother or be mentored by one. In fact, she believes the survival of African American communities depends on the renewal of mentoring relationships. Having spent many years as both a mentor and a mentee, Osaigbovo provides here the resources needed for effective, life-giving, mentoring relationships, including help forfinding someone to mentor or someone to mentor you, deciding what to do together, avoiding pitfalls reaching across the age gap, whether older to younger or younger to older. In addition, you'll read stories from real mentors and mentees that reveal the life-change and lasting effects that come from vibrant mentoring relationships. Older, spiritually mature African American women also offer their wise words of advice, gleaned from years of serving as spiritual mothers to others.Whether you're in a family, workplace, school or ministry context, whether you're young or old, you can begin a mentoring relationship. Let Rebecca Florence Osaigbovo and her spiritual sisters and mothers show you how.
A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo but Taught Us to Live Like Jesus by C.K. Robertson features profiles of Mary Magdalene, Hildegard of Bingen, Soujourner Truth, Dorothy Day
Mary Magdalene Understood by Jane Schaberg with Melanie Johnson-Debaufre No other biblical figure has had such a vivid and bizarre afterlife in the human imagination as Mary Magdalene. Who was she? Mary Magdalene Understood takes the reader on a journey through the Magdalene tradition, beginning in the ruins of ancient Magdala on the coast of the Sea of Galilee, traveling back through the distortion that characterizes Mary's afterlife in text and image, and revisiting the ancient texts that say so much and yet so little about this visionary woman who stood by the cross of Christ. Readers are invited to take up the question of who Mary Magdalene was and, most importantly, why it matters.