Hidden Women of the Gospels
By: Kathy Coffey
"Can a male profit from reading this book? I have. Its insights prompt understanding and prayer. The feminine perspective enriches." --Jeremy Harrington, publisher, St. Anthony Messenger
These twenty-one imaginings of behind-the-scenes Gospel women will inspire and enthrall you. They include:
- A shepherdess who raced to the manger
- The bride who saw a guest turn water into wine
- A mother who cooked seven loaves and fishes for her son
- The waitress who served an extraordinary supper in an upper room
- A pregnant teen who stood at the foot of a cross
and many others.
Kathy Coffey is the author of Hidden Women of the Gospels, Women of Mercy, God in the Moment: Making Every Day a Prayer, Mary, The Best of Being Catholic (Orbis), Immersed in the Sacred: Discovering the Small s Sacraments (Ave Maria), catechetical resources such as Children and Christian Initiation, Baptism and Beyond and Confirmation: Anointed and Sealed with the Spirit (Living the Good News), and many articles in Catholic periodicals like America, U.S. Catholic, St. Anthony Messenger and Catechumenate. She especially enjoys writing about the imagination, beauty, arts and spirituality.
She taught writing and literature for fifteen years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. She has won fifteen awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Foley Poetry Award from America magazine, the Independent Publishers Book Award and the Associated Church Press Award for Editorial Courage.