Saturday, July 5, 2014

What a Woman Is Worth



"The question of our worth lies at the root of so many things that hold us back in shame, fear, or doubt. This book is a brave inspiring work for all who read it."


Tamara Lunardo has gathered 30 stories of real life and real faith; shared accounts of women and the way that life and its experiences, have reassured them of their worth in our world. With challenging honesty and bold vulnerability, women come forth to create a community that affirms the inestimable worth of being who they are.

What a Woman Is Worth is a valuable collection that promises to inspire and re-ignite our role in this world. This anthology is a celebration of womanhood and a testament to our bravery.

It was over three years ago when I heard of an open call for submissions for an upcoming anthology of women's stories on how they had come to feel the gift of being a woman. With hope, I had sent in a true story, that of being a woman as seen through my grandmother's eyes.

It has been a long three year wait, but I am proud to share the news that What a Woman Is Worth has been published by Civitas Press, and my story on my grandmother, "Blessed To Be a Woman," is included in this collection. This book is a riveting, uplifting, sometimes heartbreaking, but always triumphant, anthology of thirty life stories.

I found it beautiful and redemptive.

I'm giving away a copy. If you'd like it for yourself, or for someone you know who is struggling to feel for themselves why we matter, please leave your name here in comments. To order additional copies, please visit amazon here.

Thank you so much. And thank you, for being here, to share in my joy. I am thrilled to have an essay included in this collection..

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12 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm going to go get a copy for a woman I think really needs this right now. So glad you and your grandmother are both filling the hearts of readers everywhere today...thank you, Ms. Lunardo for your good taste and lovely idea.

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  2. I love you and Tamara both and have been dying to read this.

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  3. oh so very cool...so i can have a bit of your writing on my shelf...
    will have to jump over to amazon and make that happen...smiles

    hope you had a great independence day with the family....

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  4. Oh gosh are there days when I could use a reminder of why we matter! (aside from the nagging role, obviously). Congrats on being in there!

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  5. Sorry if this is posting twice. I would love to have a copy!

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  6. I would love this book. I struggle daily with finding worth in the things that our culture tells everyone are worth little. Congratulations to you for being a part of this wonderful collection of stories. I can't wait to read it.

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  7. Congratulations on being included in such a special book! I'm always happy to see well deserving people (aka exceptional writers) receive recognition. The more people who can share your story, the better. :-)

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  8. So good to see you all here because this book brings tears to my eyes. Some reads are tough, they are of redemption. But the beauty in triumph and the spirit that women have of never giving up in finding out our value, is astounding. I'm choosing a winner a week from this post and GOOD LUCK to you all! Thank you for commenting.

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  9. Congrats on such a wonderful achievement! I am always looking for good books to read so I will be ordering this ASAP.

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  10. Jessis: You won the book! I'll email you to get your address. Congrats! Thanks for your kind wishes, everyone and for entering!!

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