Defiant is powerful and subversive, faithful yet imaginative—a perfect read for these times. This book is an invitation to rediscover the wisdom that this sacred text holds for our modern lives. It is also a celebration of what it means to be a woman caught up in the work of loving God and neighbor.
A young unwed girl living in a small village that has nothing of which to boast was an unlikely choice to be the vessel for the incarnation of the Christ and an unlikely candidate to be the mother of God—except that God delights to use what is ordinary, common, and overlooked.
The truth that I have been reminded of time and again though is God is still love. God is still there. God is the God who delights in our joy and joins us in our suffering. The love of God is constant. The love of God is not always a feeling, sometimes it is, many times it isn’t. But it is always displayed towards us.