by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Full color illustrations by Bethanne Andersen
9 x 12, 32 pp, full color illus., Hardcover
For ages 8 and up
Winner�"Best Book of the Year" Publishers Weekly
"Best Book of the Year" by American Library Association's Booklist
as well as "Top Pick, Youth Religion Books"
Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Religious Leaders
This lively collection of four stories gives voices and names to women we seldom remember. But God Remembered imagines and remembers, weaving the stories of:
Lilith, the first woman in the garden of Eden, and her determination to have men and women treat each other as equals;
Serach, the musician who reveals to her grandfather Jacob, in song, that his son Joseph is still alive, and whose courage to speak out heals the wrongs of another generation;
Bityah, who draws the baby Moses from the Nile and with a mother�s bravery encourages him to become who he will be, proving that taking a risk to do what�s right can change the world;
the bold-spirited Daughters of Z, who struggle against discrimination with great daring�and extraordinary results.
But God Remembered is a modern reclaiming of the Bible, a celebration of courageous and wise women from ancient tradition. These stories invite children of all ages to remember, and to bring their own faith and dreams to life.
�Although part of the pleasure of the book lies in its strong feminist voice, [it] also tells good stories; and these will have even more value for the discussions they can generate.�
�Starred Review, American Library Association�s Booklist
�Four rich and touching stories about female characters which enable us to reclaim voices long ago muted.�
�Norman J. Cohen, provost, Hebrew Union College�Jewish Institute of Religion; author of Self, Struggle & Change: Family Conflict Stories in Genesis and Their Healing Insights for Our Lives and The Way Into Torah
�Brings [these biblical women] into full light, tells us again and again their names (which the Bible so often forgets to do), and convinces us that their stories were there all along, waiting to be brought out of our collective memory bank.�
�Susan Weidman Schneider, editor-in-chief (and a founding mother of) Lilith magazine
�Those searching for feminine role models�will find them here.�
�Howard Schwartz, author of Jerusalem of Gold: Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City
"Exquisite....a book of beauty, strength and spirituality."
�Association of Bible Teachers