FREDRICKSBURG, Va (PRWEB) May 29, 2017
Fascinated by the stories from friends who were clergy, Claire Cole Curcio researched the lives of various women in service to God and compiled their profiles in the book “Voices of Women of the Cloth” (published by Archway Publishing), which was published in December of 2016.
The women Curcio interviewed for her book live in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Each chapter is dedicated to one woman, with the last chapter describing what she learned from each of the women. The 19 women range in age from 28 to 93 and represent Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, United Church of Christ, Nazarene, Unitarian and Roman Catholic denominations; one church is a nondenominational. In addition, one woman is a wedding minister in business for herself.
“These female clergy have led interesting and varied lives,” she says. “The women in the book are priests, pastors, sisters, chaplains, teachers, business women with businesses related to the clergy, and worship ministers.”
“Voices of Women of the Cloth”
By Claire Cole Curcio
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781480838109
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781480838086
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781480838093
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Claire Cole Curcio is professor emerita in educational leadership and policy studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia; she retired in 2001. She has also held various jobs in school systems and is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia. She is active at Trinity Episcopal Church. She co-authored a textbook, “Helping Relationships and Strategies,” with Dr. David Hutchins; wrote numerous chapters in books, monographs on educational topics and about 50 articles for peer-reviewed journals; served on editorial boards of six journals; and recently published her first novel, “The Death Law.” Curcio has three children and five grandchildren. She has been widowed twice. She and her current partner, Selby McCash, also a widower, live in Virginia and at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He is a former journalist and congressional aide. More information can be found at: http://www.clairecurcio.com.
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