“This imaginative novel may make you a believer.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine

“I don’t think I could rave anymore about this book … truly one of a kind.”
—Chick Lit Plus

“THE WAY is an intriguing coming of age… Fascinating…” (★★★★★)
—AMAZON #1 Reviewer

“The Way is a daring and passionate debut from an author to watch in the future.”
—Historical Novel Society

“Wow, is all I can say. This novel blew me away!”
—Book Pleasures

“THE WAY is a magical, evocative first novel that I plan to buy a carton of to give to my family and friends. This message of compas­sion, healing, and respect for women could indeed transform our world.”
—Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of A Woman’s Journey to God


Anna has a big problem and a burning question. The problem is that everyone in her village believes boys are worth more than girls. The burning question is, why?  Finding the answer will lead the spirited ten-year-old on a harrowing journey through the heart of ancient Palestine to embrace a remarkable destiny.

The adventure begins when tragedy strikes and Anna’s father—diguising her as a boy—sells her off to a band of shepherds. Armed only with bravery and wits, Anna must learn to survive the harsh desert and unruly men. Yet just when she masters her life of disguise, she stumbles upon a den of secret caves and is abducted by the mysterious women hiding inside. Forbidden to leave, Anna discovers that the women’s mystical teachings and healing abilities have forced her to question everything she’d been told to believe and, to her amazement, unleashed an astonishing power within her.

But when violent enemies threaten to destroy the women and their spiritual legacy, a grown-up Anna vows to protect them. Emboldened by truth and driven by destiny, she risks everything to save her mentors’ life-affirming wisdom in the only way she can—by teaching it to the villagers whose traditions belittle young girls. Will she succeed…or be condemned?    

Beautifully written, extraordinary in scope and absolutely riveting, Anna’s courageous journey of spiritual awakening—and its startling revelations—will inspire readers everywhere to boldly envision a world where everyone is honored equally. In short, “This imaginative novel may make you a believer.” O, The Oprah Magazine.

Additional Reviews:

“A young girl in ancient Palestine struggles with her calling as a spiritual leader in Wolf’s audacious, deftly woven debut.”
—Publishers Weekly

“This book took me on a journey… I was surprised in more ways than I ever could have imagined. THE WAY is one of those rare novels that makes you think.”
—Javier Sierra, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Supper

“Remarkable story, beautifully told.”
—Mary Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of An Unquenchable Thirst

“…sure to be a book-club darling.”

“The Way is a unique and ambitious debut novel, certain to provoke passionate discussions.”
—John Shors, bestselling author of Beneath a Marble Sky”

“…page turning and utterly creative.”
—Maria’s Space

“Wolf’s voice, vision, and verve combine to make THE WAY an emotional and action-packed debut.”
—Alice Peck, author of Bread, Body, Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food and Next to Godliness

“The point [Wolf] makes in this book is one I deeply believe in: we begin with the mother and then we lose our way—all of us.”
—Kavita N. Ramdas, the Global Fund for Women

“..this spiritually provocative novel will enthrall people of all faiths.”

“Respelendent writing.”
—Minding Spot

“THE WAY challenges you to think beyond what you have learned… to expand your vision…”
—Library Girl Reads 

“A bold and powerful story… needs to make its way to the reading lists of women…everywhere.”
—Rainbow Reader 

“Highly descriptive settings, imaginative plot, and flowing script abound…”
—Literary R & R 

“In a debut certain to spark conversation, Kristen Wolf takes the story of Christianity and spins it in an entirely different direction…”
—Historic Novels Review

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