Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Traditions
With the help of imagination and careful research, Daughters of the Desert introduces readers to the lives and loves, personalities and dreams of women who are only hinted at in the Scriptures, but whose faith and strength were vital to the growth of their beliefs, including Sarah, Hagar, Huldah, Esther, Salome, Mary Magdalene, Lydia, Khadija, and Fatima.
Taking as starting points passages from the Hebrew and Christian Bibles and the Quran, this diverse collection of short stories allows readers to hear the voices of our common female ancestors loud and clear. Ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what life was like for our spiritual foremothers, these stories bring life and breath to the past. What the Scriptures have often only outlined in passing is here fully imagined from thrilling events that decided the fate of thousands to everyday moments of friendship and love.
Includes a discussion guide.
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