The Church has a calender when it commemorates not only the main Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter but also the lives of key historical figures who have made a contribution to the life of the church. For instance the gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are celebrated on different days during the year.
I will post mini-biographies, snapshots, of the women who will be the focus of my book about Christian women who have lived in modern day Turkey.
As I have thought about this book I have been very conscious that “… we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, …and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”
(NRSV Hebrews 12:1-2)
I believe in the communion of saints, that those that have lived as Christians and entered into eternal rest are surrounding us as suggested by the verses from the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews. Those Christians from the past are watching us, cheering us on. I take courage from this as I step out into unchartered waters in attempting to write a book!
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