After an unnamed woman anointed Jesus' feet, he said, "Wherever the good news is preached in all the world, this will be remembered of her." His words continue to ring true today about women of every culture and religious tradition. This Will Be Remembered of Her
is a book about hope, courage, imagination, and compassion flourishing amid the challenges of daily life. Megan McKenna looks at the inspiring lives and words of notable women from both the past and the present, holding them up as examples of how a passionate desire for justice can shine in our hearts and our deeds.
McKenna weaves together three strands -- stories from Scripture, stories of select women from around the globe, and stories from religious, folk, and wisdom traditions worldwide -- into one strong braid of how life can be made more compelling, more communal, and more just for all people. She juxtaposes biblical women and contemporary women, exploring the reasons why each woman has been remembered. In the end she asks her readers this important question: How will you
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Catholic Press Association, Third Place, Spirituality (2011)
Bishop Gabino Zavala
— President of Pax Christi USA
"This book — and the women celebrated in it — cannot but stir us to courage and creativity, to compassion and the work of making the world more just and livable for all."
"In this illuminating work, McKenna discusses three topics that she believes are closely linked: memory, women, and resistance. . . Combining memory with the stories associated with women is potent, because traditionally women do much of the remembering, acting as family storytellers, while their own stories are often forgotten or neglected. 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."