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While Earth cover .jpgCan women rescue the planet from ecological disaster? When Elizabeth’s young-adult daughter, Angelica, joins a cadre of eco-terrorists, Elizabeth must decide for herself how far she’s willing to go on this environmental crusade.

Mary (more crone than Blessed Virgin) has chosen Elizabeth as her mouthpiece in an environmental campaign to rescue Earth. Ample port-a-potties must be built on Elizabeth’s North Carolina farm, and meal-preparation organized for the busloads of women who attend the apparitions.

When Mary despairs of women accomplishing “diddlysquat,” she abruptly quits the appearances. Meanwhile, much to Elizabeth’s grief Angelica has taken Mary’s words seriously and become an eco-terrorist.

Feeling abandoned, Elizabeth must now decide for herself just how committed she is environmental activism.

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before-legalfront-pageThe story of an independent woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived.

Their forty-two-year marriage would span key historical periods of the 20th century and eventually take the couple from Richmond, Indiana, to Mexico City. There, for the first time, Daniel could work in the profession he’d been educated for. Freed from U.S. racism, he felt “as Mexican as chile verde.” Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved blond woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation.

Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest portrayal of the love and hurt that any two people, not just a bi-racial couple, may encounter in an intimate relationship. It is the story of an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived.

 

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A female Samson tells of the elders trying to take away her power; Nochat (Noah), who is trying to raise God-honoring children in violent times, rebukes God for destroying creation; Mosiah leads sisters to freedom; a female Jacob struggles with her capacity for deceit and destruction. Readers are sure to find inspiration in a creative approach to scripture that incorporates women’s wisdom, suffering, and courage.

“Nancy Werking Poling has created for readers a rare gift: a woman’s perspective on the biblical story that is not only deeply imaginative but also surprises us at every turn. With fresh and startling insight, her biblical women upend our old ‘normative’ assumptions about the nature of God Most High—and thus recreate the ancient impact of scripture as it was first heard. Beautifully written and full of ‘Aha’s!’”

Gail Anderson Ricciuti
Associate Professor of Homiletics
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

“Through an incisive and gripping retelling of the biblical stories Nancy Werking Poling allows contemporary women to find in them the voice and power that they have been denied by the original authors. These stories are vehicles for liberation, for they not only reinvent the old world but also imagine a new one. This book is a must for all those who are engaged in the construction of a more just and inclusive society.”

Osvaldo D. Vena, THD
Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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Domestic violence, female friendship, and aging angst come together in this humorous, yet sad and empowering novel.

Harriet (Hat) and Elise are looking menopause straight in the eye–and they don’t like what they see. They vow to fight the interloper tooth and nail.

A trip to the Indiana birthplace of Elise’s mother, Rose, puts them in touch with two of Rose’s old friends, who hold keys to a past very different from Elise’s memory. The trip becomes a pilgrimage into truth, into sisterhood, and most of all, into new possibility.

 

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One of the church’s most shameful secrets is pastors who sexually abuse their congregants. In Victim to Survivor, Nancy Werking Poling offers the harrowing and poignant stories of six women who were sexually abused by their pastors and tell in their own voices what they did about it. In their pain, these victims, survivors, and thrivers dare to call upon the church to be a safe refuge for all people, women and men alike. And in their personal journeys of healing, they demonstrate a tenacious faith, grounded in gospel truth—compelling church leaders to acknowledge this hurtful hypocrisy, advocate for healthy pastoral relationships, and finally call pastors to accountability.

 

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