With a record-tying three Catholic Press Awards to its name, Blessed Among All Women has been a sensation in religious publishing. Robert Ellsberg gained renown with his first book, All Saints, which has become a modern classic of devotional writing (over 80,000 copies sold). Using that classic as his starting point, Ellsberg's Blessed Among All Women offers devotional sketches on history's greatest women. From Joan of Arc and Dorothy Day to Emily Dickensen, from Anne Frank to Mary Magadalene and Lady Godiva, Ellsberg offers insignts into the way that women of all faiths and backgrounds have lived out the lives of sanctity, mysticism, social justice, and world reform. The material is organized around beatitudes, with each section discussing women who have excelled in one aspect of spiritual life - -including peacemaking and purity of heart.