May She Have a Word with You?
Women as Models of How to Live in the Poems of Charles Wesley with Commentary
Imprint: Cascade Books
"S T Kimbrough, Jr. has offered here a gift to all those who love the poetry and lyrics of Charles Wesley, as well as all who are hungry for evidence of the lives and impact of women in the church and wider English society in the eighteenthth century. Carefully gathered and meticulously analyzed, these texts celebrating the labor, witness, and spiritual leadership of these diverse women provide a rare glimpse of the nearly invisible history of women and the imprint their holiness left on those who were privileged to know them."
—Sondra Wheeler, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
"If every written prayer preserves a world, then this collection of Charles Wesley by S T Kimbrough presents a veritable constellation of Methodist women and their worlds of prayer. These poems are works of gratitude, grief, faith, and praise in honor of spiritual teachers of the early Methodist movement. Their names may be best known by historians of the Methodist movement, but readers will be able to hear these women's distinctive voices of faith again."
—Heather Murray Elkins, Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ
“Once again S T Kimbrough has gifted us with an instructive selection of Charles Wesley texts (poetry and prose), enriched by his thoughtful commentary. Readers will gain insights both into Wesley’s appreciation for the ‘good death’ and his ideal of the virtuous Methodist woman (a ‘mother in Israel’).”
—Randy L. Maddox, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC