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Just a Sister Away: A Womanist Vision of Women's Relationships in the Bible
     

Just a Sister Away: A Womanist Vision of Women's Relationships in the Bible

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by Renita J. Weems, Nashormeh Wilkie (Illustrator)
 

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"We are frequently just a sister away from our healing. We need a woman, a sister, who will see in our destitution a jagged image of what one day could be her own story. We need a sister who will respond with mercy". Renita J. Weems

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"We are frequently just a sister away from our healing. We need a woman, a sister, who will see in our destitution a jagged image of what one day could be her own story. We need a sister who will respond with mercy". Renita J. Weems

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Aimed specially at black Christian women but appropriate for all feminist readers, these reflective tales/essays by a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church focus on biblical women's relationships: sometimes exploitative (Sarah and Hagar), sometimes mutually supportive (Ruth and Naomi). Most feature third-person narrative cum analysis and close with discussion questions; others are first-person narratives, like the imaginary letter from Lot's wife to her daughters. All display feminist passion, sensitively rather than stereotypically expressed. EC

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ISBN-13:
9780931055522
Publisher:
Innisfree Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1988
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.37(d)

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Just a Sister Away 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No slouch at dispensing wit and wisdom as it pertain to the distaff side of Biblical female interpretive analysis, Renita J. Weems has no peer. Author, Theologian, or otherwise, this giant of a woman tells it like no other. Her book, JUST A SISTER AWAY is a viable connective between today¿s women and the women depicted in Biblical times. The interesting thing about it all stems from the fact that third person narrative works well in how she uses it in duality amid timely relational spiels in the parallel lives of these women. You readily think that this book is specifically for Black Christian women readers, but men can definitely learn from the author¿s penchant for fresh new insights given about the achievements of these women in Biblical times. These stories resonates deep with compassion and spiritual verve that renders emotion in just the right sequences to be lessons to us all aspiring to exemplify lives of substantive value. She tells us how by matriculating the same modern day issues that permeates our society, i.e., principled morals, integrity, sexuality, mental abuse, and the humanistic value of relationships. There¿s no mistaking the author¿s intent to wed imaginative style and the charismatic mannerisms needed for each character to illustrate the value of what is intended for comparative analysis. I find it to be easy reading for those looking for these life-changing biblical solutions that are sound and soluble for today¿s women to emulate, but what are the lessons to be learned? The book has thirteen chapters to answer the aforementioned, as their failings and successes gives us options to be better recipients of God¿s blessings. Hagar and Sarah gives new meaning to worth and belonging Naomi and Ruth lets familial order be the testament for the integrity of their faith and strength of their relationship to each other and what abut the women who followed Jesus? We speak of trustworthy bonds and depending on each other¿s talents to cope with adversity where they were concerned. JUST A SISTER AWAY is an easy read, with a story-like feel that allows the narrative to move smoothly without tediousness and ennui. There¿s also a structured workbook complete with questions at the end of each chapter designed to allow insight and thought provoking challenges for application. This by far is my favorite book by the author, as I found it most inspirational, thought provoking, and applicable. Both men and women will find this book one to fathom and savor. I encourage you to buy it and DO await the next offering from Renita J. Weems!
Ava Ingraham More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading about these very important women of the past. The relation to women of the past and those of modern times brings to mind Ecclesiastes 1:9 "What has been will be again; there is nothing new under the sun."
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Best devotional and guide book for 2006