Reformation women’s stories published in Norwegian

The English and Norwegian versions of Sisters in Arms.

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One of the bestselling books from Signs Publishing in the past two years, Sisters in Arms has now been published in Norwegian. The stories of the faith, faithfulness and resilience of eight women of the Reformation were written by Sukeshinie Goonatilleke and published in late 2020. The new edition—Reformasjonens Heltemodige Kvinner—has been translated and published by Norsk Bokforlag, the Adventist publishing house in Norway.

“There is a lot of focus on gender equality and ‘girl power’ today,” comments Pastor Kjell Aune, manager of Norsk Bokforlag. “A book that focuses on women’s role in the Reformation, and portrays them as engaged, active and brave, should catch the interest of readers. Besides, women’s role in the Reformation is a neglected or hidden theme historically. Sisters in Arms is a strong appeal to women of today to stand for their faith and play and active role in God’s work. And they are needed? After all, a majority of our members are women.”

Sisters in Arms has appeared on the Bookshelf Top 2020 in 2021 and 2022, and is currently being printed for the third time by Signs Publishing. 

Sisters in Arms continues to be available from Adventist bookshops across the South Pacific, or online and as audiobook

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