Resources by Editors of the DFV
By the Rev. Shawna R.B. Atteberry
What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down is an e-book which will introduce you to women in the Bible who:
- Were religious leaders.
- Disobeyed their husbands to obey Godde.
- Had careers.
- Made their own decisions.
And guess what? The world did not end.
There are over 30,000 verses in the Bible. Eight verses have been used to keep women out of leadership positions in both sacred and secular realms. Eight verses have been used to make women second-class citizens, and at times, virtual slaves to their husbands. The rest of the Bible is full of stories of strong women who led their families, their people, and their countries.
In Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down, you will meet women like:
- Deborah who was a prophet, judge, and military leader.
- Abigail who disobeyed her husband and saved her household.
- The Syro-Phoenician woman who wouldn’t take “No” from Jesus.
- Phoebe, a pastor and patron of the early church.
For more information, see http://www.shawnaatteberry.com/store/.
By Mark Mattison
A Maundy Thursday Play is a free script which may be used (and modified if desired) for use in any congregation or setting.
“Because of the Angels”: Head Coverings and Women in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and 14:34,35 explores these puzzling passages. Available as a trade paperback and as a Kindle e-book.
The Gospel of Mary: A Fresh Translation and Holistic Approach is a new translation of the fifth-century Coptic Gospel with reflections. Available as a trade paperback and as a Kindle e-book.
The Gospel of Judas: The Sarcastic Gospel is a new translation of the fourth-century Coptic Gospel which includes the more recently recovered 2010 fragments. Available as a trade paperback and as a Kindle e-book.
The Gospel of Thomas: A New Translation for Spiritual Seekers is a new translation of the fourth-century Coptic Gospel with reflections. Available as a trade paperback and as a Kindle e-book.
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By Dr. Laura M. Grimes
Sophia’s Psalter, adapted from the Psalter of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, is the first version of Psalms to use feminine God-language, as well as fully inclusive gender-balanced language for humanity. Highly recommended!
Sophia’s Book of Hours contains prayers for morning, midday, evening, and night offices. It includes Psalms from Sophia’s Psalter, along with other readings and prayers.
Sophia’s Rosary adapts the traditional rosary devotion with prayers to Sophia and God the Mother as well as twelve new sets of scriptural “mysteries” for meditation which focus on feminine images of God and great women of the Bible. It can be used with any set of prayer beads (Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, Buddhist malas) and also makes an excellent outline for individual or group study of biblical women.
Advent Meditations is a rich and unique resource for personal and communal prayer, in Advent and beyond. It is a carefully crafted ensemble of beautiful, cherished Scripture passages in feminine God-language—one for each day, corresponding to the weekly Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love.
For more information, see http://lauramgrimes.blogspot.com.