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Women's Voices and the Practice of Preaching

Nancy Lammers Gross
Foreword by Lillian Daniel
PAPERBACK; Published: 7/1/2017
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7322-4
182 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Expert, practical help for women who preach or lead worship

Many women preachers and worship leaders have trouble speaking; they struggle to fully use their physical voices. Maintaining that there is often a disconnect between the woman's self- understanding as a preacher and her own body, Nancy Lammers Gross presents not only techniques but also a theologically empowering paradigm shift to help women fully embody their God-given preaching vocations.

Grounding her work in the biblical story of Miriam, Gross begins with a discussion of how women are instrumental in the work of God. She then tells stories, including her own, of women's experiences in losing connection to their bodies and their physical voices. Finally, Gross presents a constructive resolution with exercises for discovering and developing a full-body voice.
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Jana Childers
— San Francisco Theological Seminary
“This is a stunning book by one of the finest teachers of our generation of preachers. In a voice both clear and compassionate Nancy Lammers Gross says what most needs to be said about and for women preachers. The effect is stunning. Stunningly helpful. Stunningly powerful. Even stunningly beautiful. . . . While women readers will feel deeply understood, all preachers will be helped by this important volume’s insights into preaching and women’s experience.”

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