As many people today look around at their lives and feel that something is missing, that there must be more to life, a need for guidance arises. Portraits of Extraordinary Women
offers twenty-four voices of inspiration. Although it was long ago, the women of the Bible lived real lives with real struggles and real triumphs. Their stories can teach us valuable lessons about our humanity.
These illuminating essays are accompanied by striking original portraits of the women discussed, twelve from the Old Testament and twelve from the New Testament. Essays and pictures combine to present a moving message that rings true and offers helpful insights to the reader. Regardless of background or beliefs, every reader will gain something from this powerful book.
About the Author
William Maestri is a priest, author, teacher, and coach. Ordained in 1977, he has served the Archdiocese of New Orleans for twenty years. He has written more than twenty books, numerous articles, and many video- and audiocassettes on spirituality, medical ethics, social ethics, and theology. This is his first book with Pelican.
About the Foreword Writer
Sheila Bosworth, a prolific New Orleans writer, is the author of the novels Almost Innocent and Slow Poison.
About the Illustrated
Marilyn Carter Rougelot is a renowned artist who paints portraits, murals, and illustrations. She lives in Covington, Louisiana. This is the sixth book that she has illustrated, her fourth for Pelican.
PORTRAITS OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN
Text by William F. Maestri
Illustrated by Marilyn Carter Rougelot
Foreword by Sheila Bosworth
RELIGION / CHRISTIAN LIFE / Inspirational
96 pp. 7 x 10
24 Color illustrations
ISBN: 9781565542426 hc