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Quiet Shouts: Stories of Lancaster Mennonite Women Leaders
Women leaders? Women pastors? Women preachers? In many denominations, these word-pairings are not accepted. Historically, this has been true for Mennonites and in particular for the Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite Conference.Quiet Shouts by Louise Stoltzfus, however, lyrically tells the moving and sometimes haunting stories of 20th-century Lancaster Mennonites who amid constrain ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Herald Press (VA)
(first published May 1999)
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These are the stories of gifted women in Lancaster Conference . . . women with leadership gifts, dedicated to the work of the church but denied the opportunities of their male counterparts. Some of the stories of perseverance and accomplishment in spite of the indignities suffered by the church patriarchs will amaze you and grieve you, too.