Item description for Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Traditions by Mary Cronk Farrell, Meghan N. Sayres & Sarah Conover...
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 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Join Esther as she stands against injustice and her king to save her people, Aisha as she leads hundreds of men into terrifying battle, and Mary as she and Elizabeth dream of the new lives growing inside them. How must Sarah have felt, turning Hagar out into the desert? And how must Hagar have felt, traveling from the safety and security of Abraham's land toward an uncertain future? These stories invite us to come to know and appreciate the struggles and triumphs of these women--mothers, daughters, believers and seekers.
Citations And Professional Reviews Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Traditions by Mary Cronk Farrell, Meghan N. Sayres & Sarah Conover has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 59
Booklist - 10/15/2003 page 402
Multicultural Review - 06/01/2004 page 67
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 43
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Studio: Skylight Paths Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2003
Publisher Skylight Paths Publishing
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 1893361721 ISBN13 9781893361720
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary Cronk Farrell, Meghan N. Sayres & Sarah Conover
MARY CRONK FARRELL is a celebrated and award-winning writer as well as the recipient of many major awards for her work in television journalism--including Emmy nominations for her television news coverage in Seattle. She is the 2002 Missionary Servant in the World Award winner from Catholic Life Ministries for living the faith in everyday life. She wrote "Fire in the Hole" (Clarion Books) and "Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions" (SkyLight Paths) and dozens of newspaper and magazine articles, including articles for "Catholic Parent" and "National Catholic Reporter." Currently, she raises her three teenage children, while writing books and a newspaper column "Everyday Grace" for the Spokane diocese's "The Inland Register." Mary is also a frequent presenter at workshops and retreats.
Mary Cronk Farrell currently resides in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Traditions?
Unbelievabe awareness to share with other people of faith and outside "religious" circles too Feb 8, 2009
I was surprised by the ease of reading. This is written in storytellers format and short stories are easily shared with my kids and roommates alike. I've read one story to a 2nd grader and another to a friend in her 80s. I've shared these with Christian women, woman with no "religious preference" only background in a church of sorts and a couple of guys who hadn't a clue where they were spiritually at that moment. These are preaching tales but stories of women from 3 faiths that share some common ground. I particularly liked the Adam and Eve fictional tale where Evil was originally a camel made into serpent. I won't spoil the surprises you will find in this book. Highly recommend - even to advanced elementary readers. My fifth grader (who only reads Harry Potter and fantasy/mystery novels) loves these stories. Even if she'd rather they be read aloud. Want a book club book for people who don't like to read A LOT - this is your pick. Want to reach to someone set in their ways of being Jewish or Christian or Muslim, I can't say enough but I'm from the Christian persuasion and undoubtedly seeking diversity. This is one of my favorites!