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The Bible tells us that after the pregnant teenager Mary came to terms with her great destiny, she went to stay with her older and also pregnant cousin Elizabeth. Now Bible scholar and miinister Reverand Dr. Rinita J. Weems draws on this story to show how God encourages all women to support and empower one another.
Drawing upon the "Hail Mary" and "The Magnificat Prayer," Weems retells this touching story, revealing how both mentor and protg use their respective gifts and energies to support each other.
Dr. Renita J. Weems is a bible scholar and an ordained elder in the African Methodist Church whose scholarly insights into modern faith, biblical texts, and the role of spirituality in everyday lives have made her a much sought after author and speaker. Dr. Weems, formerly a member of the faculty of Vanderbilt Univeristy and former Visiting Professor at Spelman College, has been celebrated by Ebony Magazine as one of America's top 15 preachers. When she is not travelling and speaking, Dr. Weems is at home writing for Beliefnet.com where she contributes a regular column on politics and faith, and keeping up with her readers on her blog Somethingwithin.com. Dr. Renita Weems lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter.