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I am so excited to announce a new forthcoming book Mother Daughter Speak: Lessons on Life cowritten with my daughter Elisabeth Sophia Lee.

It is a project that we have been working on for several years. So we are very pleased that it will be published soon by FAR Press. Look for it soon.

Mother Daughter Speak: Lessons on Life

by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Elisabeth Sophia Lee

Coming Mother’s Day 2017

Book Description

Mother-daughter relationships can be wonderful and powerful. They can also be stressful, challenging, and painful; yet they are often delicate and tender. After losing her own mother, Kim shares that strengthening her own mother-daughter relationship became more important than ever. Even through tumultuous times, mother-daughter relationships sustain us and keep us connected.

Kim’s and Lee’s personal reflections in this book from family, to real life challenges, to faith,  are attempts to open the dialogue between family members and communities. They share some of their vulnerabilities and pains in hopes that this kind of sharing will encourage others to engage in similar intimate dialogue.



Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Grace Kim (1)Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion and an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament within the PC (USA) denomination. She is the author or editor of 11 books including Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love and Here I Am. Kim is on the American Academy of Religion’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director co chair of a steering committee, “Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism. She sits on the editorial board for the Journal for Religion and Popular Culture and is a referee for 3 journals: Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and The Global Studies Journal.  Kim writes for The Huffington PostSojournersEthicsDaily.com, Wabash Center and Feminist Studies in Religion (co-editor). She has also written for TIMEThe Feminist Wire, Feminism and Religion, The Forum for Theological Education  and The Nation.


Elisabeth Sophia Lee

Elisabeth LeeElisabeth Sophia Lee is a sophomore at Liberty High School where she is a senator in the Student Government, a member of the BASD Mini Thon committee, G.R.A.S.S. club (environmental club) and writer for Liberty Life (school newspaper).  She has been dancing for 12 years and has performed in PYB’s The Nutcracker for 8 years. At her ballet studio, she volunteers as an assistant for ballet classes for 3-6 years old.  She has been performing in school plays since elementary school and is part of Liberty Theatre where she performed in their production, West Side Story.  She is a certified EMR with Cetronia Ambulance Corps and blogs at Loving Life. In her free time, she plays piano, writes, and sings in the worship team at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem.


[book cover designed by Theodore Andrew Lee & Naomi Bu]