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

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Skylight Paths Publishing
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5.78 X 8.76 X 0.58 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author
Mary Cronk Farrell is an award-winning journalist and children's book writer. Her books have won a SPUR Award for Best Juvenile Fiction about the American West and been honored on lists such as the Notable Social Studies Books for Young People, Bank Street College's List of Best Children's Books, and the New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens. Her journalistic work has also received numerous awards for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists and two Emmy nominations. Farrell frequently speaks at schools, libraries, conferences, and women's and family workshops. Her books include Pure Grit, Irena'sChildren, and Standing Up Against Hate. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

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


"Recovery of the wisdom of women in the great Abrahamic religions is long overdue. Daughters of the Desert is a knock-out contribution to that project. Read the stories, fill your heart, share the wealth with others. This book deserves to become a classic of twenty-first century spiritual reading. Cherish it."
--Mitch Finley, author of Prayer for People Who Think Too Much and The Joy of Being Catholic

"These engaging stories of women, some of whom are important to all three religions, and some known only to one, help build bridges of understanding between religions and demonstrate the importance of religion in our lives."
--Dr. Freda Crane, member, Islamic Society of North America

"How refreshing to find the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. They are like water in the desert offering new voices and new hope to our generation."
--Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of Cain & Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace and But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land

"Some stories speak powerful narratives. Others point to new understandings of our world. Still others ask questions of justice, mercy, and devotion within communities. Daughters of the Desert speaks and points and questions in all three ways, with stories about women from three spiritual traditions. Their ancient journeys--Jewish, Christian, and Muslim--startlingly and wonderfully like our own, call us to and encourage us in our own paths to God."
--Gary Schmidt, author of Winter: The Spiritual Biography of the Season and William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim