Reaching Back … Moving Forward

by Rita Sparrow & Uzi Miera Ya’akova

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781982267162
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781982267179
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781982267155

About the Book

Examining the lives of notable women, this study of biblical stories teaches the significance of the Black women who brought civilization into existence. Many stories in the Bible are about men. Most studies do not take a female perspective on the exploration of the lived experiences of the women of the Bible. Truthful Reaching Back…Moving Forward does just that, focusing on those stories that depict ordinary women doing extraordinary things that were noteworthy. It allows the opportunity for reflection as we move forward and embrace what these women did to change and contribute to history. With guidance from the Holy Spirit, we can gain an understanding of who these women were, how they lived, and what they endured. This collection serves as a manifestation of victory for all women of color. We must look back to the places, memories, hurts, victories, and fears that history has shown us if we are to move forward positively and embrace who we are with purpose and intention.

About the Author

Rita Sparrow was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised in a large Catholic family. After graduation, she entered Eastern Michigan University. Eventually, she received an undergraduate degree in nursing from Auburn University at Montgomery in Montgomery, AL, and a master’s degree in nursing from Troy University in Troy, AL. Rita has two daughters. Uzi Miera Ya’akova was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is a born-again Christian. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing management from the University of Detroit and a master’s degree in computer science. She has worked in information systems for IBM and the Chrysler Corporation. Ya’akova is a mother of a daughter and son.