Insights from the Priestesses of the Ifa Orisha Tradition, Their Stories and Plight for the Divine Feminine
Author: Ayele Kumari, Ph.d.
Category: Social Science
Iyanifa means Mother of Wisdom or Mother of Ifa. It is the position of the High Priestess in the Ifa Orisha tradition . The Ifa Orisha tradition of Africa is thousands of years old and was so strong, it was able to survive the slave trade to go on in the new world. What didn't survive the slave trade ,but remained in Africa was the position of Iyanifa. In a world where women have lost much of their ancient mysteries to patriarchy and slavery, a tradition is presented here that went underground but did not die. Iyanifas, Iyami, and Queen mothers of Africa resurface now to continue a legacy for new generations across the globe. This book is a collection of stories, essays, and explorations of the position of Iyanifa and its resurgence in the Diaspora. Gleaned from the perspective of the elder mothers who broke the glass ceiling to reclaim the tradition , they share their divine wisdom teachings, candid personal experiences, joys, and growing pains drawn from their lives as Iyanifas and women in the tradition. This volume of work features authors such as Luisah Teish, Iyanla Vanzant, Aina Olomo and many other powerful healers, diviners, and counselors. It is offered as a gift to women in the tradition and to those interested in Woman's and African Studies to explore the path of Iyanifa and to be a resource for years to come.
A 31-Day Devotional to Help You Experience More of God in Your Everyday Life
Author: Kate McVeigh
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Are You Hungry for More of the Lord? Women of Wisdom is a powerful 31 day devotional, destined to delight and inspire you to become the supernatural, influential woman of God you were created to be. Each devotional serves up the wit and wisdom you've come to expect from evangelist and teacher, Kate McVeigh. Thirty-one, fat-free, zero-calorie meals for meditation, served in delicious, 5-minute morsels to compliment your busy lifestyle. Every day you'll find something delicious from Kate to you. This devotional will help you experience more of God in your everyday life.
Threads of Covenant Woven through the Pages of Ruth
Author: Ruth Coghill
Publisher: Word Alive Press
What does it mean to live “in covenant” with the Living God? Woman of Wisdom guides you to discover the answer to that question. Ruth Coghill and Alma Petersen utilize the book of Ruth to emphasize covenant’s practical application for today. You’ll be drawn into God’s eternal purpose for us to enter into an intimate relationship with Him. Expect to be transformed as you enter into a profound and life-changing covenant relationship with the Lord God Almighty through this WOW study of His Word. — Lisa Elliott, inspirational speaker and award-winning author of The Ben Ripple and Dancing in the Rain
Whether you’re planning an individual or group study of the book of Proverbs, Woman of Wisdom is the place to start. This in-depth guide by Bible teacher and author Myrna Alexander will help you discover how to make wise choices by applying the timeless principles of Proverbs. Helps you discover how to make wise choices Covers every chapter of Proverbs Shows the way to live life with skill Designed for small group and individual Bible study
Your phone is always ringing; your neighbors are silently pleading; your church is beckoning; and your community and school are begging you to respond to their needs. You want to minister to and influence those around you. But what can you do? What should you do? Everything is calling, but are you called to everything? Within God's plan for women is the secret to the wise use of your time, talents, spiritual gifts, and influence--and thus to true fulfillment. Joyce Rogers shares that secret through a study of the written Word of God, which points to Jesus--the Living Word--as the supreme example of equality of worth and submission to divine authority. Through it you'll see how God desires you to influence others and seek His wisdom to achieve a well-prioritized and balanced life. Whether you're married or single, these words will encourage you with reflections on God's wisdom and authority, and will challenge you to follow in the footsteps of your Savior.