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God's Troublemakers: How Women of Faith Are Changing the World Hardcover – September 15, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum (September 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826418678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826418678
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,956,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Through her probing interviews with twenty change-makers,Katharine Henderson has illuminated the path to ethical action and personified the transformative possibilities of leadership.This book of practical strategy and pure inspiration proves that one person can change the world by using power differently—not to control but to empower, advocate, and ignite the passions of others."-Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Ms Magazine
(Letty Cottin Pogrebin)

"This is a book that paints a healing picture of religious faith through the fascinating lives of women leaders. It is as refreshing in its pluralistic assumptions as it is in viewing religious faith through the life stories of extraordinary individuals of many faiths. Katharine Henderson provides a powerful thesis that will resonate with many people of all faiths in these challenging times when religious exclusionists, both in theWest and elsewhere have come to symbolize a troubling picture of the role of religion in society and politics." -Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor at the Uniiversity of Maryland and Brookings Institute.
(Shibley Telhami,Anwar Sadat)

"God's Troublemakers identifies a latent power in each of us to help change the world from 'what it is to what it could be.' It describes a process of character formation, which released the power in some remarkable women of faith and action, and it's certain to move us from silent complacency to conscientious commitment to peace, justice, and compassion...a primer for bold and fruitful progressive witness!" -James A Forbes, Senior Minister, The Riverside Church
(James A Forbes)


"Women and men alike will find lessons in Henderson's book about the true source of a resilient life: repairing the world." -Marie C Wilson, The Whitehouse Project
(Marie C Wilson)

"After interviewing 11 women making a difference in their communities through the founding of relief organizations, Presbyterian minister Henderson (executive VP, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York), herself a "social entrepreneur," wrote this book to recognize their efforts and inspire others. The 11 women profiled are from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, and beliefs. The stories of how they found a cause in which they believed and then set out to help are fascinating." - Library Journal, November 1, 2006
(Jennifer Kuncken, Williamsburg Regional Lib., VA Library Journal)

mention- Library Journal Review


Religions for Peace- USA November 2006 E-Newsletter



"Katharine Rhodes Henderson has performed a service by gathering the stories of 21 women who are taking the transforming power of faith into jails and shelters and hospices....Henderson writes with clarity and conviction. Her examples remind us that no one is really an innocent bystander if merely standing by."-
(Newsday.com, Dallas Morning News)

"God's Troublemakers is extremely well written and deeply insightful for women and men in a time when all of us need to see our potential for bringing peace and justice to a world that desperately needs both."- William Carl III, The Presbyterian Outlook, June 11, 2007

(The Presbyterian Outlook)

"This wonderful book, imbued with common sense, health andhealing, is the fruit of years of study and prayerful reflection.
"It isa blessing to meet these compassionate, gifted women through the prism of Rev.Henderson's insight and disciplined intelligence."- Linner, Catholic News Service, April 13, 2007
(Catholic News Service)

"[T]his author has done a marvellous work that is of importance of not only the contribution women can make to sical justice issues but also of rpesenting a voice that is unique. I encourage readers to "take a leap" as she says into a terrain that is not travelled on a frequesnt journey." - Catholicbooksreview.org
(Catholic Books Review)

Title mention in Baptist Times, August 2008


"Offers an appealing and challenging read ... she offers an acute and engaging analysis."
Methodist Recorder, January 2009
(Cathy Bird)

“Through her probing interviews with twenty change-makers,Katharine Henderson has illuminated the path to ethical action and personified the transformative possibilities of leadership.This book of practical strategy and pure inspiration proves that one person can change the world by using power differently—not to control but to empower, advocate, and ignite the passions of others.”-Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Ms Magazine
(Sanford Lakoff)

“This is a book that paints a healing picture of religious faith through the fascinating lives of women leaders. It is as refreshing in its pluralistic assumptions as it is in viewing religious faith through the life stories of extraordinary individuals of many faiths. Katharine Henderson provides a powerful thesis that will resonate with many people of all faiths in these challenging times when religious exclusionists, both in theWest and elsewhere have come to symbolize a troubling picture of the role of religion in society and politics.” -Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor at the Uniiversity of Maryland and Brookings Institute.
(Sanford Lakoff)

“God’s Troublemakers identifies a latent power in each of us to help change the world from 'what it is to what it could be.’ It describes a process of character formation, which released the power in some remarkable women of faith and action, and it’s certain to move us from silent complacency to conscientious commitment to peace, justice, and compassion…a primer for bold and fruitful progressive witness!” -James A Forbes, Senior Minister, The Riverside Church
(Sanford Lakoff)


“Women and men alike will find lessons in Henderson’s book about the true source of a resilient life: repairing the world.” -Marie C Wilson, The Whitehouse Project
(Sanford Lakoff)

"After interviewing 11 women making a difference in their communities through the founding of relief organizations, Presbyterian minister Henderson (executive VP, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York), herself a "social entrepreneur," wrote this book to recognize their efforts and inspire others. The 11 women profiled are from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, and beliefs. The stories of how they found a cause in which they believed and then set out to help are fascinating." - Library Journal, November 1, 2006
(Sanford Lakoff Library Journal)



“Katharine Rhodes Henderson has performed a service by gathering the stories of 21 women who are taking the transforming power of faith into jails and shelters and hospices.…Henderson writes with clarity and conviction. Her examples remind us that no one is really an innocent bystander if merely standing by.”-
(Sanford Lakoff)

help break the glass ceiling for women while also re-framing the idea of religious leadership in the 21st century.

Dead Man Walking, an international proponent working to stop the death penalty. Henderson also highlights Gretchen Buchenholz who founded ABC, the Association to Benefit Children, a women who believes “none of us is really an innocent bystander.” We can all make a difference.

God’s Troublemakers is extremely well written and deeply insightful for women and men in a time when all of us need to see our potential for bringing peace and justice to a world that desperately needs both.”- William Carl III, The Presbyterian Outlook, June 11, 2007
(Sanford Lakoff)

“This wonderful book, imbued with common sense, health andhealing, is the fruit of years of study and prayerful reflection.
“It isa blessing to meet these compassionate, gifted women through the prism of Rev.Henderson’s insight and disciplined intelligence.”- Linner, Catholic News Service, April 13, 2007
(Sanford Lakoff)

"Offers an appealing and challenging read ... she offers an acute and engaging analysis."
Methodist Recorder, January 2009
(Sanford Lakoff)

About the Author

Katharine Rhodes Henderson is an ordained Presbyterian minister, who for the past decade has been the executive vice president of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. She is co-founder of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, a multifaith leadership bringing together teenagers—Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus—from the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and the US.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Martin Rutte on December 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is full of the wisdom gained from people who live in the grit of life while making their contribution to Humanity. Henderson writes with depth, wisdom, and clarity. This book should be read by women who want to have a deep insight into how they can fully be powerful in the world. This book should be read by people who want to enter into the world of making an effective difference.

I keep telling my wife how much I love this book and she tells me I've never spoken about a book in this way before. I've underlined so many pages that I can't lend it anyone so I've bought 6 as holiday gifts.

This is a book for moral, social entrepreneurs.

Martin Rutte

co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jack Estes on December 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is not a book I COULDN'T put down. In fact, it's a book that cries out to BE put down. It's NOT a page-turner; it's a thought-provoker. Katharine Henderson inspires a person to read, stop, think, consider, contemplate, and then start reading again. She writes about "women of faith" - and by that she means ALL faiths (not just Christian, but Jewish and Muslim as well - who have chosen lives of action, who have decided to find ways, however small, of "changing the world": of helping the poor, of defending the prisoner, of advocating for the powerless, of challenging wars, of educating the youth. I kept reflecting on how these women became moved to such actions, on how they have managed to make things happen, and on how they have found it possible to continue with their work. These women are visionaries, certainly, but they're also very practical. They don't just sit back and imagine how things could be; they go out and make things different. They attend meetings, work on committees, write letters, raise money, demonstrate, argue, speak, march, and struggle. Read it slowly. Take your time. Let these women's marvelous stories move you
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By Page W. Steele on May 10, 2013
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I expected individual profiles of the women with comments and summaries by the author. Instead the women's stories were fragmented and inserted randomly into the author's self-righteous text. It was difficult to keep track of the individual's and what they had accomplished.
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By may5angel14 on October 13, 2014
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Amen.
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