There’s a Woman in the Pulpit Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of HumorApril 17, 2015 By Collegeville Institute Edited by Rev. Martha Spong. Several Collegeville Institute authors contributed to this anthology, including Julie Craig, Stacey Simpson Duke, Ruth Everhart, Elizabeth Evans Hagan, Deborah Lewis, Bromleigh McCleneghan, Suzy Garrison Meyer, Katherine Willis Pershey, and Julia Seymour. SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2015 Visit this title on the publisher’s website » Be informed and inspired, delighted and supported, encouraged and entertained by stories and prayers from the unique perspectives of clergywomen. “In ministry, we constantly balance the sacred and the ordinary, juggling the two as expertly as we manage a chalice and a [baby] bottle. Even as we do things as simple as light the candles, set the table, break the bread and pour the wine, we invite people into a holy moment…. The women [in this book] not only have a wellspring of deep wisdom, but they also have the ability to dish out their knowledge with side-aching humor…. I am thrilled that their great wisdom and intelligence will be bound into the pages that I can turn to, lend and appreciate for years to come.” ―from the Foreword by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Learn―and laugh―with these women of the church, bound together by a deep commitment to ministry, as they reveal what it really means to be a woman in the pulpit. Over fifty clergywomen representing fourteen denominations share the details of their intimidating balancing act―juggling the isolating expectations of perfection from their congregations and the shared human realities of everyday life. Intended for laypeople, women hearing a call to ministry and clergy of all denominations, these stories and prayers will resonate with, challenge, encourage and amuse anyone who has a passion for their work and faith. Read Bromleigh McCleneghan’s excerpt of Three Sisters in The Collegeville Institute’s Bearings here. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.