When Kansas City resident Margaree Mitchell listened to her friends talk about their experiences as ministers she had no idea she would write a book channeling those stories.
After years of hearing story after story of the challenges her minister friends faced, Mitchell’s creative juices started working overtime. She knew she had to tell those stories. So she did.
The result is the novel, Woman In The Pulpit, which has become popular with church groups. Women’s ministry groups, cell groups, and Sunday classes are among the groups reading the book.
“I am delighted that so many women’s ministry groups are reading and discussing Woman In The Pulpit,” says Mitchell. “Women are seeing themselves and their experiences in the story. Whether they are ministers or they work as ministry leaders in their church, readers are identifying with the story.”
Mitchell has heard from ministry groups throughout the United States. Readers from Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Utah, Colorado and others are reading Woman In The Pulpit.
“This book is very inspirational and also a page turner,” says Ivory Johnson of Lauderhill, Florida, whose women’s ministry group read the book. “There is so much to discuss. Our class had lively talks about the role of women in ministry and about how female ministers are perceived by both men and women.”
Johnson added, “The book is a must buy. I would definitely recommend it for church classes.”
Mitchell is embracing the possibilities that her book has created. Her speaking opportunities are expanding. She is used to speaking to groups about her children’s books and teen novel, but new doors are opening. “Invitations to speak to women are coming my way,” Mitchell says. “When I wrote Woman In The Pulpit I just wanted to tell a story.”
The story she has told has touched the hearts of readers and provoked heated discussions.
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