This beautiful book explores how holiness can empower women and how empowered women work to bring about the reign of God. The paintings of Janet McKenzie and the accompanying reflections follow the life of Jesus through the women who gave him birth and carried his message to the world. The form and color of the images astound and the words of the text inspire!
The 28 contributors include well-known writers such as Joyce Rupp, Joan Chittister, and Diane Butler Bass, theologian Elizabeth A. Johnson, art critic Sr. Wendy Beckett, best-selling novelist Ann Patchett, social activist and writer Helen Prejean, feminist Chung Hyun Kyung, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the American Episcopal Church, and many others.
Janet McKenzie is the award-winning artist whose Jesus of the People was chosen as the new image of Jesus for the third millennium by the National Catholic Reporter. Her art was featured in book form in Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet McKenzie, and exhibited at the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee and the Loyola University Museum of Art in Chicago, among other venues throughout the country. Janet McKenzie was the 2013 William Belden Noble Lecturer at The Memorial Church, Harvard University.