Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's a Book!

This morning, I signed a book contract with Moody Publishers. I am so excited!

Not only am I thrilled for this opportunity to be published, but I am honored to tell the stories of some amazing turn-of-the-century women.

The working title of my book is: HEROIC PIONEERS: 8 Christian Women Who Changed Chicago, the Church, and the World.

And they did!

The book will highlight the lives of eight, Chicago women who were contemporaries of evangelist D.L. Moody.

One was a slave’s daughter – one a single school teacher stricken by typhoid fever – one was a wealthy philanthropist - yet each of them achieved amazing things for God and His Church. They started schools and ministry organizations. They preached at the World’s Fair. They marched boldly into Chicago's vice district and changed taverns into missions. They worked alongside United States Presidents to change public policy and challenge injustice. Together - they instituted many important outreach organizations that are still active today. What a legacy!

Their stories deserve to be told.

Many people view the history of the church as male-focused. These stories negate that myth and illustrate how these women, with their bonnets and sweeping skirts, made an incredible difference in the history of the church and Chicago.

I can't wait for you to meet them: Emma, Mary, Sarah, Ruth, Virginia, Nettie, Fanny and more.

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