There are Christian storytellers who have some background in theology, and there are some theologians who understand and communicate the important scared role of stories. Megan is both Here stories become theology, and theology becomes proclaimed in real life adventures of humanity. As always, and once again, taps into the human condition and announces holiness at the same time. As with her other books, this one belongs in your hands to read, and in your hearts to transform you. Do not hesitate to drink in the gift of this book.
BOOK REVIEW BY JUNE SAWYERS
THIS WILL BE REMEMBERED OF HER - STORIES OF WOMEN RESHAPING THE WORLD (August 2010.210p. Eerdmans, $15(9780802864697). In this illuminating work, McKenna discusses three topics that she believes are closely linked: memory, women, and resistance. She has chosen these ideas because each is found at the heart of a story in Mark's Gospel: that of the unnamed woman who anoints Jesus with perfumed oil. This brief tale forms the center of this book's reflections and commentaries as McKenna looks at stories of children and women and their traditions from around the world. "Who and what we remember," she writes, "is a revelation of who and what we are and hope to be." Combining memory with the stories associated with women is a potent idea because traditionally women are the ones who do much of the remembering while their own stories are often forgotten. Thus, many of the stories recounted here comprise acts of resistance and, by their very nature of remembering, acts of political courage. An important and thought-provoking book about women, both sung and unsung, from Iran to the American Southwest and beyond.
NEW THEOLOGICAL REVIEW
To read this February 11, 2011 review written by Timothy A. Lenchak, S.V.D., click on the "Library" tab at the top of this page and scroll down to "Luke: The Book of Blessings and Woes."