The women whose verbal portraits are contained in this excellent book, White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America, by Malka Drucker, share a passion and a calling, whether they express it as writers, teachers, ministers, rabbis, or psychologists. Here you’ll meet 31 women who inspire. You’ll read about the growing feminine voice in American spirituality. You get a glimpse first hand of the community of women that transcends religion and moves into the common spiritual values that illuminate all the paths toward the Divine. Through the insightful interviews you discover new ways of relating to your Beloved and to each other. Gay Block’s photographs enhance the written words in .
In White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America, Rabbi Drucker groups her stories into 5 categories: birth, exile, law, wilderness, and harvest. The Wilderness section is inspired by the Bible’s Book of Numbers, the story of the Jews challenging 40-year trek through the Sinai Desert. It is a section about survivors whose lives grew richer through what they endured. Ma Jaya came to Drucker’s attention through Paul Monette, the gay writer and activist. Her story of working with the disenfranchised resides next to those of Janice Mirikitani, Debbie Friedman, Methodist Minister Sandy Gess, and the Reverend Diane Winley. Each story touches your heart and adds to your insight about what it takes to be a spiritual leader in America and what these women have to add to our understanding of the Divine. White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America is book to be savored, read again and again and shared with friends. –
- Hard cover, 294 pages.
- Published by Skylight Paths, 2003.
- “White Fire” is a collection of interviews with Rabbi Laura Gella, Starhawk, Mother Ammachi, Sister Jose Hobday, Marianne Williamson, Rev. Della Reese, Jean Houston, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, and 23 others.
- The book will take you to new levels of appreciation for the divine feminine in today’s America.