From Library Journal
As befits a publication from Revell, these biographical sketches have an evangelical slant. Hosier, a prolific author of spiritual titles and biographies, admits that she had no specific selection criteria, and the result is eclectic; entries range from Mother Teresa to Marabel Morgan, Aimee Semple McPherson to Anita Bryant, Susan B. Anthony to Kathy Lee Gifford. The sketches, which vary from fewer than 200 words to seven pages in length, emphasize the role of faith in each woman's life and are organized into eight categories covering writing, education, entertainment, literature, business and politics, mission work, evangelism and ministry, and motherhood. A brief bibliography identifies the sources used in compiling the entries. While the tone is one of praise rather than objective analysis, this work makes a significant contribution in identifying women who are frequently omitted from standard reference texts. Recommended for large public libraries and women's studies collections.DJan Blodgett, Davidson Coll. Lib., NC
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About the Author
Helen Kooiman Hosier is the author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including more than a dozen biographies. She has written for numerous periodicals, including The Saturday Evening Post, Christian Retailing, and Bookstore Journal.