Woman to Woman: Selected Talks from the BYU Women's Conferences and Others

Book Review
Categories: Book Reviews
Journal: 35:2

MAREN M. MOURITSEN, ed. Woman to Woman: Selected Talks from the BYU Women's Conferences. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986.

MARY E. STOVALL and CAROL CORNWALL MADSEN, eds. A Heritage of Faith: Talks Selected from the BYU Women's Conferences. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988.

MARY E. STOVALL and CAROL CORNWALL MADSEN, eds. As Women of Faith: Talks Selected from the BYU Women's Conferences. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.

MARIE CORNWALL and SUSAN HOWE, eds. Women of Wisdom and Knowledge: Talks Selected from the BYU Women's Conferences. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990.

DAWN HALL ANDERSON and MARIE CORNWALL, eds. Women and the Power Within--to See Life Steadily and See It Whole: Talks Selected from the 1990 BYU Women's Conference. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1991.

DAWN HALL ANDERSON and MARIE CORNWALL, eds. Women Steadfast in Christ: Talks Selected from the 1991 Women's Conference Co-Sponsored by Brigham Young University and the Relief Society. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992.

DAWN HALL ANDERSON, SUSETTE FLETCHER GREEN, and MARIE CORNWALL, eds. Women and Christ--Living the Abundant Life: Talks Selected from the 1992 Women's Conference Sponsored by Brigham Young University and the Relief Society. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993.

DAWN HALL ANDERSON and SUSETTE FLETCHER GREEN, eds. Women in the Covenant of Grace: Talks Selected from the 1993 Women's Conference Sponsored by Brigham Young University and the Relief Society. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994.

The first eight volumes of selected speeches from the women's conferences at Brigham Young University provide a unique perspective on the concerns of Latter-day Saint women during the past two decades. They also represent a continuing dialogue between the Women's Research Institute at BYU, whose goal is to publish scholarly articles on women's issues, and Deseret Book, whose goal is to attract a wider readership by featuring sermons and personal essays. Despite the tension between these goals—or perhaps because of it—the result is a unique blend of quality scholarship on compelling religious and social issues and highly intelligent personal statements from women of diverse backgrounds. These women's conference books are both challenging and readable. It would be difficult to find a more appealing combination of faith and scholarship on the variety of issues important to Mormon women.