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Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman Hardcover – January 30, 2010
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Read this marvelous new biography and meet a woman who will show you what it means, even in the midst of death, to live. --James Martin, SJ, author, My Life with the Saints
The authors have chosen a very appropriate title for Thea s biography, for in the words of the psalmist, God put a new song in her mouth which she continues to sing today, challenging us to be instruments of God s peace and love. --Sister Antona Ebo, FSM, National Black Sisters Conference
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Reflections on Thea's spirituality are the core of the seminal "second book" of THEA'S SONG. Authors Franciscan Sister Charlene Smith and John Feister masterfully weave together the struggles of an extraordinary woman (1937-1990) who died of cancer at an early age, with civil rights struggles in this country, and the largely unacknowledged disparity of color in the Catholic Church still overwhelmingly top heavy with white European men. Thea's challenging the U.S. Bishops to be open to the fullness of black spirituality is communicated colorfully as are anecdotes about her. One pellucid example is magnificent black liturgist J-Glenn Murray's response to fellow Jesuit Joseph A. Brown's question: "Who is that woman? She looks half crazy to me." Murray aptly answers, "That's Sister Thea Bowman....Read more ›
However, to be honest, as bad as the second half was, it is the best book on Sr. Thea that I have read (my third). Someday someone will tell the story right.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a blessing. I have been studying Sr. Thea for awhile and this is a wonderful book to add to your library.Published 2 months ago by shesharpe
Thea Bowman was a remarkable woman, so I really enjoyed reading about her life. However I thought the book was somewhat repetitious and could have been better written.Published 17 months ago by Martha Zachlin