Book Signing and Presentation
March 16th, from 1-2 p.m. at Truely Unique
How might women in the Bible tell their stories if they were prompted to do so by Eve Ensler’s controversial play, The Vagina Monologues? In this collection of monologues, biblical women tell their story from the perspective of their bodies, some bruised and battered, some defiled, and some gratefully liberated. Hear how Eve, Bathsheba, Jezebel, Mary Magdalene, the Samaritan Woman, the mother of Jesus, and many others interpret their bodily experiences and make sense of their lives.
These stories are not for the faint of heart, but they do speak honestly about violence against the women caught in this sacred text, and as such, they might challenge the way you read the Bible. Our hope is that such compassionate listening may provoke you to join the battle to end global violence against women and girls.
Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues. Edited by Kathryn D. Blanchard and Jane S. Webster. Wipf & Stock, 2012.
Jane S. Webster is Professor of Religious Studies at Barton College, a yoga instructor at the Wilson Family YMCA, and a spiritual director with www.spiritualdirectionsnc.com.
Retail $18, on sale for $12.
Available from Jane Webster at 252 292 0818, or Truely Unique.