Item description for Showing Mary: How Women Can Share Prayers, Wisdom, and the Blessings of God by Renita J. Weems...
Overview Drawing upon the "Hail Mary" and "The Magnificat Prayer," Weems retells this touching story, revealing how both mentor and protg use their respective gifts and energies to support each other.
Publishers Description Reverend Renita J. Weems draws upon two prayers from the Book of Luke, examining the relationship between Mary and her older cousin to reveal the important effect mentoring has on the lives of women. The story of a young pregnant Virgin Mary visiting her older pregnant cousin Elizabeth, told in Luke 1:39-56, is one of the most profound examples in the Bible of an empowered mentoring relationship between women. Drawing upon the Hail Mary and The Magnificat 9rayers, SHOWING MARY retells this touching story, revealing how both mentor and protg use their respective gifts and energies to support ach other. This relationship is then applied to modern life, emphasizing the importance of women mentoring women, nurturing each others dreams, sharing wisdom and experiences, and building networks of mutually rewarding friendships between older and younger women.
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Studio: Walk Worthy Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 4.62" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Jun 3, 2005
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446695289 ISBN13 9780446695282
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More About Renita J. Weems
Dr. Renita J. Weems is a bible scholar and an ordained elder in the African Methodist Church whose scholarly insights into modern faith, biblical texts, and the role of spirituality in everyday lives have made her a much sought after author and speaker. Dr. Weems, formerly a member of the faculty of Vanderbilt Univeristy and former Visiting Professor at Spelman College, has been celebrated by Ebony Magazine as one of America's top 15 preachers. When she is not travelling and speaking, Dr. Weems is at home writing for Beliefnet.com where she contributes a regular column on politics and faith, and keeping up with her readers on her blog Somethingwithin.com. Dr. Renita Weems lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter.
Renita J. Weems currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Renita J. Weems was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about Showing Mary: How Women Can Share Prayers, Wisdom, and the Blessings of God?
To the "Mary" (and "Elizabeth") In You.... Apr 24, 2003
Rev. Weems has written wonderfully, and expressed simply, the impact women have on the lives of other women. At any given moment, we may be either "Mary" or "Elizabeth." I found my chapter(s) and rejoiced with each page that God had brought women (elders and lil' sisters) into my life to teach me and be taught by me. I recommend "Showing Mary" to every woman--regardless of your ethnicity, denomination or generation; but ESPECIALLY those who may have thought you "missed the boat," or were "sailing alone." Thank you, Renita, and thank you "Elizabeth" for sharing this treasure with me. With much love...."Mary"
Powerful metaphor of pregnancy May 6, 2002
The author does a wonderful job comparing and contrasting spiritual pregnancy against real pregnancy. An immediate "To Be Read" book for women of color who desire a closer walk with the Holy Spirit and are undergoing change in their life. Keep this book on your shelf for reference and meditation.