How would the most cherished stories of Christianity, Judaism and Islam be different if women were the active central figures?
This ground-breaking collection of short stories brings to life the womendaring, brave, thoughtful and wisewho 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 womenmothers, daughters, believers and seekers.
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About the Author
Claire Rudolf Murphy is the award-winning author of several books for children and young adults, including Children of the Gold Rush (winner of the 2000 Willa Cather Award), Gold Rush Women and Free Radical. She is coauthored of Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Womenfrom Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions (SkyLight Paths).
Meghan Nuttall Sayres is atapestry weaver and the author of The Shape of Betts Meadow: A Wetlands Story and Anahita's Woven Riddle and coauthor of Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions (SkyLight Paths).
Mary Cronk Farrell, formerly an award-winning television journalist, is now a children's author and syndicated columnist on family spirituality.
Sarah Conover is the author of Kindness: Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents , winner of the Skipping Stones Multicultural Award , and is currently writing a children's reader on Islam. She is also coauthor of Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions (SkyLight Paths).
Betsy Wharton is a writer and nurse whose work has taken her to a Navajo Indian reservation, an AIDS hospice, and a refugee camp on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
Table of Contents
Timeline of the StoriesIntroduction
Jewish StoriesA Thousand WrinklesA story of SarahRiver JourneyA story of ShiphrahA Dance in the DesertA story of MiriamThe Pool of SiloamA story of HuldahO Come My BelovedA story of ShoshanaReturn to HadassahA story of Esther
Christian StoriesWoman to WomanA story of Mary of NazarethCrumbs from the TableA story of EleniWill I Drink of His Cup?A story of SalomeServant to TruthA story of BinahLove Casts Out FearA story of Mary MagdaleneWeaving a ChurchA story of Lydia
Muslim StoriesThe Night WindA story of EveThe Waters of ZamzamA story of HagarA Faith BlossomsA story of KhadijaPrayers in the DarknessA story of FatimaThe Merchant Boys' PrankA story of ZarahThe Dogs of al-Haw’abA story of Aisha
Further ReadingAuthors’ NoteAcknowledgmentsReader’s Discussion Guide