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“May she grow into all her gifts.” Rachel never understood her grandfather’s blessing, but as she begins her senior year in high school, she’s not giving it much thought. Her plans are challenged by meeting Yonatan, a mysterious stranger still reeling from his own losses. Yonatan says Rachel has a calling—and his message leads Rachel to see her Jewish heritage in an entirely new light.

The world needs Rachel more than she could have ever imagined. But as her life and relationships are changed in new and unexpected ways, Rachel is torn between her higher purpose and her daily life. Her calling may be a gift, but does it offer her a choice?

Author Bio

Evonne Marzouk grew up in Philadelphia and received her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University. As founder and Executive Director of the Jewish environmental organization Canfei Nesharim, she worked with rabbis, scientists, educators, and community leaders to create and distribute Torah teachings on the environment, including a comprehensive set of core teachings later gathered into a book, Uplifting People and Planet: Eighteen Essential Jewish Lessons on the Environment. Evonne was a touring author with the Jewish Book Council in 2019-2020 and has spoken to schools, Bat Mitzvah programs, synagogues and women’s book clubs about themes and Jewish lessons from The Prophetess. On her website www.growintoyourgifts.com, Evonne offers programs, guides for Jewish educators, and the free printable Heroine’s Journal: A Jewish Mystical Journey of Growing into Your Gifts to empower all women to live their greatest dreams. IG: @heroinewhisperer