Devotions from HERstory
Originally intended for the 31 days of Women/s History Month in March, these undated entries permit readers to begin these devotions at any time of the year. Each days devotion features an illustration and brief biographical sketch of the featured woman, a Scripture that connects a biblical womans story with a more recent HERstory, as well as a prayer-poem, a question for personal meditation or group conversation, and an idea for action inspired by the womens stories. The biblical women of faith are primarily Hebrew or early Christian women but also include Egyptians and Samaritans. The historic women with whom they are paired include women of many faith traditions, as well as various ethnic and national backgrounds. From the medieval mystic Julian of Norwich to the contemporary Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the women herein offer todays readers inspiring models for the life of faith today.