Kat ArmasSep 29, 2021
What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength
Brazos Press 2021
Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength (Brazos Press, 2021), written by Kat Armas was published by Brazos Press in 2021. In this honest and insightful book, Kat takes us deep into the complexity of the survival theology, and leads us back with her abuelita’s lived experience and resilience.
Kat Armas, a second-generation Cuban American, grew up on the outskirts of Miami's famed Little Havana neighborhood. Her earliest theological formation came from her grandmother, her abuelita, who fled Cuba during the height of political unrest and raised three children alone after her husband passed away. Combining personal storytelling with biblical reflection, Armas shows us how voices on the margins--those often dismissed, isolated, and oppressed because of their race, gender, socioeconomic status, or lack of education--have more to teach us about following God than we realize.
Abuelita Faith tells the story of unnamed and overlooked theologians in society and in the Bible--mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters--whose survival, strength, resistance, and persistence teach us the true power of faith and love. The author's exploration of abuelita theology will help people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflect on the abuelitas in their lives and ministries and on ways they can live out abuelita faith every day.
Meg Gambino is an artist and activist currently working as the Director of Outreach for an addiction recovery center. Her life mission is to creatively empower others by modeling reconciliation between communities of people and people on the margins. Find her work at reconfigureart.com.