Anders, Isabel 1946-
ANDERS, Isabel 1946-
PERSONAL: Born December 16, 1946, in Gulfport, MS; children: Sarah Alison. Education: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, B.A., 1969; Loyola University, M.A., 1980; Mundelein College, M.R.S. Religion: Episcopalian.
ADDRESSES: Home—Winchester, TN. Offıce—P.O. Box 277, Winchester, TN 37398. Agent—Jane Jordan Browne, Multimedia Product Development, Inc., 410 South Michigan Ave., Suite 724, Chicago, IL 60605-1465.
CAREER: David C. Cook Publishing Co., Elgin, IL, religion editor, 1969-76; Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL, book editor, 1976-83; Synthesis Publications, Chattanooga, TN, managing editor of Synthesis: Weekly Resource for Preaching and Worship in the Episcopal Tradition, 1990—. Consultant to Eggman Publishing, 1995—.
AWARDS, HONORS: Ohio Arts Council Award for Creative Writing, 1988-89, for Awaiting the Child: An Advent Journal.
Awaiting the Child: An Advent Journal, Cowley Publications (Cambridge, MA), 1987.
(With Ruth Harms Calkin) Letters to Kristi (juvenile) Tyndale House (Wheaton, IL), 1990.
The Faces of Friendship, Cowley Publications (Cambridge, MA), 1992.
The Lord's Prayer: Peace and Self-Acceptance forThose in Recovery, Oliver-Nelson Books (Nashville, TN), 1992.
The Lord's Blessings: Hope and Peace for Those inRecovery, Oliver-Nelson Books (Nashville, TN), 1992.
Walking with the Shepherd (devotional), Thomas Nelson Publishers (Nashville, TN), 1994.
Standing on High Places: The Story of Hannah Hurnard and "Hinds' Feet on High Places," (biography), Tyndale House (Wheaton, IL), 1994.
A Book of Blessings for Working Mothers, Liguori (Liguori, MO), 1994.
(Compiler) The Wisdom of Little Women, Eggman Publishing (Nashville, TN), 1995.
Sand and Shells, Carousels, Silver Bells: A Child'sSeasons of Prayer, illustrated by Rick Incrocci, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 1996.
(Compiler) Simple Blessings for Sacred Moments, Liguori (Liguori, MO), 1998.
The Real Night before Christmas: Luke 2:8-20 (juvenile), illustrated by Shelly Rasche, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 1999.
Easter ABCs: Matthew 28:1-28; Mark 16:1-8; Luke24:1-12; John 20:1-18 (juvenile), illustrated by Shelly Rasche, Concordia Publishing House (St. Louis, MO), 1999.
Soul Moments: Times When Heaven Touches Earth, Thomas More (Allen, TX), 2000.
Jesus' Spiritual Laws (e-book), iUniverse.com, 2000.
The Lord's Prayer for a New Millennium, Magnus Press (Carlsbad, CA) 2001.
Also contributor to Understanding the Sunday Scriptures, Synthesis Publications (Chattanooga, TN); contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Living Church, Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Partnership. Book review editor, New Oxford Review, 1980-83.
SIDELIGHTS: Author and editor Isabel Anders has had a successful career in religious publishing for nearly three decades. In addition to her editorial projects, she has also penned or co-written several books in the religious field. The first was Awaiting the Child: An Advent Journal; three years later she teamed with Ruth Harms Calkin to write a book of advice for adolescents called Letters to Kristi. In 1992 three of Anders's books were published; two of them, The Lord's Prayer: Peace and Self-Acceptance for Those in Recovery and The Lord's Blessings: Hope and Peace for Those in Recovery, were aimed at readers recovering from addiction.
One of Anders's most notable volumes is her 1994 biography of religious writer Hannah Hurnard, titled Standing on High Places: The Story of Hannah Hurnard and "Hinds' Feet on High Places." Anders met Hurnard while working for Tyndale House, a publishing company. That same year Anders wrote a gift book titled A Book of Blessings for Working Mothers. The following year Anders penned The Wisdom of Little Women, a book of quotations from the beloved Louisa May Alcott classic Little Women, arranged by topics such as "work," "friendship," and "femininity."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Anders, Isabel, Standing on High Places: The Story ofHannah Hurnard and "Hinds' Feet on High Places," Tyndale House (Wheaton, IL), 1994.
Publishers Weekly, September 27, 1999, review of TheReal Night before Christmas: Luke 2:8-20, p. 63.*