This book is comprised of letters written by female pastors to the church. These letters uplift, encourage, support, and celebrate the important role and contributions of women through their ministry at all levels of life in the church today. This book is ideal not only for those women considering ministry but also for those who have become discouraged as they minister in a changing and often difficult world. Dear Church may also encourage understanding, provide insight, and offer support for todays lay leaders as they seek to serve in partnership with their clergy.
Dorothy D. France is a popular speaker, writer, and retreat leader who has been a leader in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for many years. She has served as a pastor, a teacher, and as leader in ecumenical groups such as Church Women United. She has written for countless church publications and is the author of many books, including Listening with the Heart Brings Healing and Hope to Those Who Grieve.