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Using scripture and prayers, breast cancer survivor and Episcopal priest Rhonda Joy Rubinson helps the breast cancer patient and their loved ones navigate the complex and stressful world of diagnosis and treatment. Lessons of the Spirit is part guidebook, part meditation, part sermon, and part memoir. It will prove an invaluable companion to both patients and their loved ones who are making the journey through breast cancer.
Rhonda Joy Rubinson is a breast cancer survivor and an Episcopal priest currently serving as priest-in-charge of the Church of the Intercession in Manhattan. Born of Jewish heritage, she was baptized in 1987 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where she was one of the founding wardens of the Cathedral's Congregation of Saint Saviour. Since her ordination to the priesthood in the year 2000, Rhonda has served as an assistant priest at the Church of the Heavenly Rest and as priest-in-charge at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Harlem. A graduate of Barnard College, the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Union Theological Seminary, Rhonda enjoyed a long career in dance, music, and theater production prior to her ordination. For 28 years she was on the staff of Barnard College as the Technical Director of first the Theater and then the Dance Department, while simultaneously working as a freelance technical director, lighting designer and production manager in New York City and worldwide.