Women Bishops of The United Methodist Church

Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit

Women Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Author Margaret Ann Crain
Author Sharon Zimmerman Rader
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 4/2019
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9781501886300
Retail Price $19.99
Discount Price $14.99 (25% discount)

Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader and Dr. Margaret Ann Crain interviewed the women bishops of The United Methodist Church, the first denomination to elect women to the episcopacy. Through the stories they collected, they learned what enabled these women to persevere, claim authority, define leadership in their own ways, and rise to the episcopacy. Their stories reveal how these clergywomen changed the church, blazing leadership trails both before and after their elections.

This book shares inspirational stories and pivotal moments that illustrate how these women managed the complexities of family, faith, and authority. Through their histories, women bishops have made––and will continue to make––both realized and unrealized differences in The United Methodist Church.