Yes, it’s been very quiet on the blog for the last few months, and now you know why. I have been getting my E-book ready to publish for the Wipf & Stock’s Resource Publications Imprint. In June I attended the EEWC: Christian Feminism Today Gathering where I met Jann Aldredge-Clanton (you may remember Jann interviewed me for her website earlier this year). I didn’t think What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down was long enough to consider a traditional publisher. Jann told me I was wrong, and that Wipf & Stock had the Resource Publications Imprint specifically for shorter books. It took a good month to talk myself into sending the proposal, but I did, and they accepted it! I don’t have a publication date yet, but it should be out next year. I’ll let you know once we get a schedule.
At The Gathering I gave my workshop on Women in the Gospel of John: The Johannine Community’s response to other Christian Communities’ limiting women leaders. It went very well, and I had a great responses and feedback. I also think I have another book idea. People at both my church and The Gathering thought the workshop needed to be a book. So now I have two other book ideas on the back burner: Career Women of the Bible and now the women in John. In addition to the novel I’m working on (with another novel waiting patiently). I’ve been busy.
Now that the book has been turned in and some family illnesses have settled down, I should be back to blogging once a week. It’s nice to be back. I’ve missed having a venue to post my writing and get immediate feedback. It’s definitely addicting, but I’ve come to conclude that my creative process needs feedback. I love hearing what you think about my writing and ideas, and I think my writing is better because of your feedback.
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween, and Blessed All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. I love this time of the year as we remember our loved ones who have gone before us. I also love the wild weather and creativity this season unleashes in me (although the weather doesn’t need to as wild as has been). And all the dressing up! How I love to dress up! What do you love about this time of year? Did you have a crazy summer too? Let me know in the comments.
Did you know there are only eight verses in the Bible that discourage women from speaking and holding leadership positions in the church? Did you know there are thousands of verses in the Bible that tell the stories of women who were leaders in their homes, towns, and religious circles? Meet these women in What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down, a Bible study that will introduce you to these women:
* The woman who negotiated with a military general and saved her entire town with her wisdom.
* The five sisters who challenged Moses and won.
* Deborah who was a civil, military, and religious leader in the book of Judges.
Did you know there was a woman in the Bible who did not take no for an answer–even from Jesus? What else didn’t you learn in Sunday School? Find out when you buy What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down from Wipf and Stock Publishers or Amazon.com.
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