Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions

Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions

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ISBN-13: 9781594734472
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 733,288
File size: 1 MB

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 Women
from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions
(SkyLight Paths).


Meghan Nuttall Sayres, tapestry weaver and author of The Shape of Betts Meadow: A Wetlands Story and coauthor of Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions (SkyLight Paths). Her novel, Anahita's Woven Riddle, is forthcoming.


Mary Cronk Farrell, children's author and family spirituality columnist whose recent publications include Celebrating Faith: Year-Round Activities for Catholic Families and her coauthored work Daughters of the Desert: Stories of Remarkable Women from Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions (SkyLight Paths).


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.


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 Stories
Introduction

Jewish Stories
A Thousand Wrinkles
A story of Sarah
River Journey
A story of Shiphrah
A Dance in the Desert
A story of Miriam
The Pool of Siloam
A story of Huldah
O Come My Beloved
A story of Shoshana
Return to Hadassah
A story of Esther

Christian Stories
Woman to Woman
A story of Mary of Nazareth
Crumbs from the Table
A story of Eleni
Will I Drink of His Cup?
A story of Salome
Servant to Truth
A story of Binah
Love Casts Out Fear
A story of Mary Magdalene
Weaving a Church
A story of Lydia

Muslim Stories
The Night Wind
A story of Eve
The Waters of Zamzam
A story of Hagar
A Faith Blossoms
A story of Khadija
Prayers in the Darkness
A story of Fatima
The Merchant Boys' Prank
A story of Zarah
The Dogs of al-Haw’ab
A story of Aisha

Further Reading
Authors’ Note
Acknowledgments
Reader’s Discussion Guide

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