Isabel Anders has written inspirational books on a variety of subjects: Soul Moments (Cowley), Simple Blessings for Sacred Moments (Liguori), Blessings and Prayers for Married Couples: A Faith Full Love  (Liguori), and The Faces of Friendship (Wipf & Stock); narrated devotional CDs, Soul Openings and Soul Openings 2; and authored the 2008 calendar, Seasons for the Soul (Tide-Mark Press).

Madeleine L’Engle, Newbery Award-winning author (for A Wrinkle in Time), contributed an introduction to Isabel’s first book, Awaiting the Child: An Advent Journal (Cowley). In 2009, Isabel edited and wrote an introduction to 40-Day Journey with Madeleine L’Engle (Augsburg Fortress).

Isabel is Managing Editor of Synthesis Publications, which publishes resources based on the Revised Common Lectionary; she is also a Contributing Editor to Understanding the Sunday Scriptures, Years A, B, and C (Read Mark Press).

The first book in Isabel’s Uncommon Mother-Daughter Wisdom series, Becoming Flame: Uncommon Mother-Daughter Wisdom (Wipf and Stock), includes a Foreword by Phyllis Tickle. The second book of this series, Spinning Straw, Weaving Gold: A Tapestry of Mother-Daughter Wisdom is available in print (John Hunt Publishing, Ltd.) and eBook.

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  5. Dear Mrs. Anders,

    Maybe you have already read about my Queen of Crime Library, which I launched recently. More info about this library can be found on one of my two websites: (> 1,000 unique visitors each month) and

    I hope you can be of some help by sending me a (signed) copy of your Miss Marple book, which I will add to the library.

    Of course I will mention your kind cooperation (including a direct link to your website) on my several websites.

    You can read what the famous multi award winning author John Currans says about the library later on in this message.

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Of course I wish you all the best with your new book about the great Miss Marple!

    Best wishes,

    Ralf M.M. Stultiens
    Parkstraat 2b
    5671 GG Nuenen c.a.

    More info:


    Award winning author John Curran (‘Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making’ and ‘Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive’) about the ‘Queen of Crime Library’:

    ‘I applaud Ralf’s initiative in collecting every edition of every Agatha Christie book and only sorry that I did not think of it first. I can see
    from the photograph [] that one Hercule Poirot would also approve of the neat and orderly arrangement – ‘Order and method, mon ami’! In years to come the library will provide a valuable resource for future historians of detective fiction and for bibliographers of The Queen of Crime. And to encourage others I have already donated copies of my two contributions to the ever-growing library of Christie-related literature.’

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