Item description for Soul Sisters: Women in Scripture Speak to Women Today by Edwina Gateley & Louis S. Glanzman...
Overview Acclaimed portrait painter Louis Glanzman, known for his Time magazine covers, presents a collection of compelling portraits of women known to Jesus, including Mary Magdalen, Anna the Prophetess, and the Adultress, which are paired with poet Edwina Gateley's reflections on the lives and souls of these women of Scripture and as well as their modern counterparts. Original.
Publishers Description Mr. Glanzman, one of America's most acclaimed portrait painters, has created twelve paintings of women near Jesus: Elizabeth, Mary, Mary Magdalene, Martha, Anna the Prophetess, the Widow's Mite, the Infirm Woman, the Daughter of Jairus, the Woman with Hemorrhage, the Penitent Woman, the Samaritan Woman, and the Adultress. The light in their eyes speaks volumes to anyone who has ever seen them.
Ms. Gateley, inspired to write about them and women she knew, shared the portraits with women around the country. These women, like those in the gospels, were rich, poor, middle-class, and from every racial and ethnic origin. Each of them, in hearing the words and seeing the images, exclaimed: "This is me "
And so will you.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570754438 ISBN13 9781570754432
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More About Edwina Gateley & Louis S. Glanzman
Edwina Gateley is the founder of the Volunteer Missionary Movement and Genesis House. She is an internationally recognized minister, conference speaker, poet, and spiritual writer.
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Soul Sisters Touched My Soul Oct 17, 2005
I have always had a high regard for Edwinna Gately, both as a poet and as a woman of faith. In the Preface, she states that when she saw some of the paintings by Louis Glanzman, she felt an overwhelming desire to be the author for his upcoming book. Indeed, the combination is one of power and beauty, affirming the spirit of women and opening our eyes to ways that the lives of these 12 women of the Bible continue to teach us today. My first encounter was the poem of Mary Magdelene and I sat and cried both at the injustice we have perpetuated around her life story, and the power of her story for our world today. The picture of Anna the Prophet was one which I used for prayer of gazing for many days. It is as if Glanzman was truly able to see into the souls of these women and gives us the opportunity to do so as well. The poetry does not tell us what to think, but rather invites us to look inward and see our own souls. A book I will forever treasure in my library both as a spiritual director and as a woman of faith.
art framed by poetic text May 6, 2004
These beautiful portraits by renowned artist Louis Glanzman have inspired author Edwina Gateley to reach into the soul of these women from the New Testament, and apply their stories to situations that have happened in modern times. One of my favorite comparisons is that of the widow who gave her two mites, all she had (Luke 21: 1-4), with Gateley's experience as a missionary in Africa and of being given three tiny eggs wrapped in banana leaves, as a gift of gratitude.
Each chapter begins with a portion of scripture that pertains to the woman in the painting, and continues with an average of ten pages of poetic text. The twelve portraits and chapters are: Elizabeth, Anna the Prophetess, Mary, The Widow's Mite, Martha, The Infirm Woman, The Samaritan Woman, The Woman Caught in Adultery, The Woman with the Hemorrhage, The Daughter of Jairus (which is the lovely portrait on the cover), The Penitent Woman, Mary Magdalene, and there is a thirteenth portrait of a mother and child next to the preface page that is unidentified. Perhaps my favorite is the one of Mary, with her large, luminous, wise and sad eyes, entirely clothed in white, set against a halo of golden tiles.
Louis Glanzman is an extraordinary artist, who has also painted twelve portraits of men of the Bible in a book titled "Soul Brothers", and among his many accomplishments are eighty covers for Time Magazine, and the illustration of the "Pippi Longstocking" children's book series. Edwina Gately has authored many books, among them "A Mystical Heart", and is the founder of the Volunteer Missionary Movement.
New Testament Women for the Thinking Christian Oct 12, 2003
Never before have I encountered such a deep and rich interpretation of the women of the New Testament. Glanzman's insightful depiction of each woman is both remarkable and riviting inspiring Gateley's profound and poetic meditation upon each one. Occasionally we encounter a book that is life-altering. This is one of them.
Very powerful and moving... Aug 27, 2003
Edwina's stories really move me and challenge me to keep trying. She makes me think...I find the insights so pertinent to my own experiences. It's obvious she's 'been there', walked her journey, and I feel blessed for her sharing of it.
Insightful perspectives! Jan 2, 2003
Not only do these new drawings of well-known biblical characters captivate you, but so does Gateley's narrative. What a fresh perspective! This book is a gem. Edwina Gateley's insight into these women's lives engage the reader, inspiring and challenging the possibilities for women's relationships today, as well as offering a deeper understanding of the women in Sacred Scripture.