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The Spirit Speaks to Sisters: Inspiration and Empowerment for Black Women Hardcover – January 1, 1996


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  • Hardcover: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Noble Pr (January 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 187936039X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879360396
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,827,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Her imagery was beautiful.
Sulay Hernandez
Rev June in her book Spirit speaks to Sister's truly blesses us with her power-filled words.
Caroline Arewa
Almighty and powerful being the very words that have beaten humanity to its knees.
Laura Tria

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laura Tria on February 2, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Joy and praise for the Feminine side of Spirituality! And more Joy and more praise for our Sister June who allowed Spirit to Speak thru Her to Us with words that emanate such tenderness for Us. With words that radiate such love and healing for Us. With words that can only come and uplift the way a woman's words can do.
It has been millennia after millennia of words from the man's point of view. And not only have they been men's words, they have been White men's words. Word's from men who see an Almighty and Powerful God. Almighty and powerful being the very words that have beaten humanity to its knees. Words that have taken love for Spirit and turned us into God fearing and frighten people. Words that have spoken of women as evil, and weak and sinful in their body, mind and soul.
Women of all colors and cultures have been listening to the voices of the patriarchy telling them and telling men as well, that we have so much to correct about ourselves.
Rev June Gatlin heals those wounds with her choice of words. I felt as though her words where the healing caresses I needed after living a life trying so hard to live up to His expectations. I witness woman of every race and culture trying to live up to the words of the Patriarchy. We are told that many things about being in the female body is sinful and should be hidden. Words and meanings passed down from generation to generation telling women that they are weak and must strive to conquer all that their bodies represent.
As an Interfaith Minister and Interfaith Priestess, I work very hard at healing the many women who come across my path. Women who bare the burden of not really being made in His Image. Reverent June Gatlin lets them know that they are created as beautiful creatures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charla Curtis on June 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Greetings Reverent June:

Chapters in your book on Emotional Captivity, Power of Black Wombman, Ordained Relationships, and Intimacy are especially relevant to all Wombmen in our society. This information is absolutely powerful! and provides a spiritual and practical foundation for approaching relationships and intimacy in today's climate which is still plagued with misogynistic beliefs and attitudes.

I was both deeply touched and blown away by how utterly true and essential this information is, and yet, here I am a 47 year old woman and no one has ever sat down and told me these essential truths. Although some of it I knew instinctually, but to have had it presented and discussed with me would have been so valuable in my early and present life.

A "Right of Passage" workshop for young women and teenagers in which this information is covered would be a wonderful and empowering gift to the next generation. Please consider creating a follow up text and workbook for instructors regarding your teachings from this wonderful book.

Ever Grateful,

Charla Greetings Reverant June:
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By Sulay Hernandez on March 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book has affected me in innumerable ways. I truly felt as if Gatlin was speaking directly to me. I shed tears from beginning to end. Though at first my tears were of pain and sadness, as I worked my way through the book they became tears of relief, gratitude and joy. June has truly done an amazing job of lifting women of color's spirits. It was as if the author was in the room with me, holding my hand, guiding me through a spiritual journey. Her words were, at times, harsh but always necessary. Her imagery was beautiful. I emerged as a new and improved woman, with a new consciousness. Although I am sure life will continue to throw curve balls at me, I will remember Gatlin's words and use them as a shield. Thank you June and the Spirit which allows you to speak. I will be forever indebted.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shaunelle on January 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Gracious Reverent Gatlin,

Thank you for your power-filled words of love, Truth and enlightenment. The presence of that which is purely divine is felt through the word-breaths you speak on each page of this book-temple. Through this work, you have been a guide and teacher through dark spaces in my life, and have joined Spirit in lifting the vibration of my living, and of my very beingness. I appreciate and thank God for you. You help restore the daughters of the ancients to our rightful, sacred wombanness. Doors have flung open in the various levels of my heart's temple, and to you I am grateful. Many continued blessings along your earth's sojourn as healer, seer, and uplifter of Spirit's flesh!
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Reverent June Gatlin's Spirit Speaks to Sisters is for any "Wombman" with a heart wide enough to receive its poignant message.

As a Caribbean Latina raised in Detroit I must say this book is for anyone with Soul. I cannot help but wonder what our world would look like if men opened their hearts and embraced Reverent June's message. YES, this book is THAT powerful.

I encourage men to read it. Anyone close to me knows about how this book has touched me. Mamas and Mamis buy it for your daughters, nieces, cousins, husbands, brothers and others. This is the kind of book that will protect and arm many with the imperative knowledge within.

Through the chapters of Dreams & Visions, Souls Crying Out, and Ordained Relationships I was reminded, taught, and more importantly Empowered. Many of the questions I had floating in my mind for YEARS regarding spiritual "rightness" have been answered within the 130 pages of this book.

Much clarity, insight and "innerstanding" is gained by simply taking the time to read and affirm. Even more delightful is the fortitude to stand and WALK in what Spirit has for You. Spirit Speaks to Sisters will fill you with that strength.

You will not regret this purchase!

~Iris Pérez
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