DescriptionThe Prophetess tells a modern story about Rachel, an American teenage girl called to join a secret community of Jewish prophets. The story weaves Jewish tradition, mysticism, modern Jewish American life, and discovery of Israel into a coming-of-age story of a girl discovering her power and purpose in life. The book is targeted at young adults but is also very appropriate for all ages.
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About the Author
Evonne Marzouk grew up in Philadelphia. In 1998, she received a B.A. from the Writing Seminars program at the Johns Hopkins University, with a minor in Religious Studies. She founded and is the former director of Canfei Nesharim, an organization that teaches Jewish wisdom about protecting the environment. In 2008, Evonne was invited to join the ROI Community, an international network of Jewish activists, entrepreneurs and innovators. In 2009, she was selected as one of The New York Jewish Week's "36 under 36." She currently works as a communications specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Evonne has published numerous articles and stories in Jewish and secular publications, and is the co-editor of Uplifting People and Planet: Eighteen Essential Lessons on Judaism and the Evironment (2014). She lives in Maryland with her family.
"Rachel's fascinating, beautifully-written story definitely resonates with me. It opened my eyes to a fresh perspective on the effects of prophecy. It created a narrative for me to understand how this Divine gift could change familial and social relationships forever. And it made me appreciate those who are willing to hear this calling despite the personal sacrifice they must endure."-- (01/22/2019)
"A unique, spiritual fantasy about a modern teenager called upon to fulfill an ancient Divine calling. Marzouk's masterful weaving of mysticism, modernity, and magic creates a truly original and unforgettable coming-of-age story."-- (04/10/2019)
"Evonne Marzouk's The Prophetess is a beautiful story of spiritual searching and coming of age. With an expert hand, she manages to meld the ancient and the modern to create a compelling story of growing up both spiritually and emotionally."-- (04/10/2019)
"A story that straddles the ancient and modern worlds, that's both timeless and imminent, and that's full of legends but speaks of true things . The Prophetess masterfully captures the age when everything is strange and new and dangerous-the emotional instability of being a teenager and the spiritual instability of?spoiler alert?finding out you're a prophet. Evonne Marzouk's The Prophetess is a story that begs to be read."-- (01/22/2019)
"Exquisitely crafted. Evonne uses her imaginative skills to create a world for a modern prophetess . and she describes brilliantly the very real struggles of adolescence to navigate relationships and to claim, and reclaim, her authentic Jewish heritage."-- (01/22/2019)