Newly expanded book offers practical wisdom to women in ministry   

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/19)—From the editor of the best-selling “Sister to Sister: Devotions for and from African American Women” (Judson Press, 1995) comes “The Sister’s Guide to Survive & Thrive in Ministry.”

Previously published as “The Sister’s Rules for Ministry,” this newly revised and expanded book offers 10 guidelines for women who are answering God’s call. From the pragmatic to the devotional, these suggestions provide female pastors and women called to other ministries with wisdom for succeeding in a male-dominated vocation, with grace, integrity and style. Compact, conversational, and compelling, this little volume is indispensable for any woman who wants to serve God faithfully—and with flair!

Drawing from her personal experiences in the religious, social justice and political realms, trailblazer Suzan D. Johnson Cook openly shares the challenges, successes, wisdom and insights that have carved her path through the years. A theologian, author, activist and academic, Cook has served as a pastor, presidential advisor and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

“The lessons shared in this book are important and will truly help you on your journey to not only strive but also thrive in ministry,” says Vashti Murphy McKenzie, bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and author of “The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God.”

Says the Rev. Dr. Barbara L. King, founder of Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, “Ambassador Sujay has always been committed to raising the voices of women leaders through her work as a pastor, author and faith leader to presidents Clinton and Obama. I highly recommend this book—a must-read.”

The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Duncan Reed, pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Conshohocken, Pa., adds, “This book has blessed me and continues to remind me to stay focused. Every sister in ministry needs this go-to book along the way.”

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.