"Women and the Word "uses first person narratives to engage people with various texts of scripture. The book can be used in small group studies, confirmation groups, retreats, or Sunday school. Whether the narratives are performed, read, or studied, "Women and the Word" will bring new meaning to the well-loved stories of:
Mary, Joseph's Betrothed -- A Promised Word
A Woman of the City -- A Forgiving Word
Martha, Lazarus, and Mary's Sister -- A Clarifying Word
The Crippled Woman -- A Transforming Word
A Woman Leper -- A Grateful Word
The Woman at the Well -- A Refreshing Word
Mary, Lazarus, and Martha's Sister -- A Living Word
The Mother who Begged Jesus to Heal her Daughter -- A Hopeful Word
Kris Linner is the Pastor of Care Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota. A graduate of Bemidji State University and Luther Northwestern Seminary, she has worked extensively with bereavement counseling. She served as Chaplain at Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, and as Hospice Chaplain at Gundersen Lutheran Hospice in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She also served as a national speaker for Compassionate Bereavement Care with Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Reverend Linner is the author of the self-published children's book "My Brother Dave: Living Through a Loved One's Death." She has also written articles for "Thanatos," "Lutheran Women Today," " Connections," and "The Lutheran."
Kris and her husband, Michael Erickson, are the parents of two daughters.