Five lectures from women theologians, currently working in New England, with different cultural, ethnic and/or social perspectives exploring diversity of Christian ministry and hermeneutics. Each lecture is in two parts: method and application. Methods reflect Afro-Christian oral traditions and the African-American cultural imagination, colonialism in America, Latino cultural diversity, feminist interpretations for liberation and emancipation of the oppressed and marginalised, and biblical authority within and beyond North America. Applications are to specific texts and include Lazarus, Rahab, the valley of Dry Bones and 1 Peter. Beginning with sound biblical scholarship the objective is to encourage church communities to engage with the text so as to increase multicultural consciousness and to explore new ways of bringing together our various struggles and our Bible reading. Prepared for an academic audience, the material is tightly picked and not always the most readable, but there is no doubt about the value or quality of the content. Teachers and scholars, particularly those preparing preachers and interpreters on the front line, will welcome it. Those actually on the front line will also benefit if they are prepared to make the effort.