ReadersMagnet Review takes a look at the author, pastor, spiritual counselor, retired teacher, and pilot, Judith Favor.

Judith Wright Favor is the author of six creative non-fiction books, including Silent Voices (2014), The Edgefielders: Tales of a Poor Farm Great-Grandmother (2013), and Spirit Awakening: A Book of Practices (1988). Her novel, The Beacons of Larkin Street, published in 2017 (first in a trilogy), features the story of pioneering women church leaders in San Francisco during the 1970s. In 2020, Sabbath Economics was released. It’s a book on contemplative money management by Judith Favor . She has an upcoming book that is expected to be released this year, Friending Rosie: Respect on Death Row (co-written with Rosie Alfaro). Today, we will learn more about Ms. Judith Wright Favor, her life, and her literary journey.

Judith Wright Favor: Early Life and Literary Journey

Judith Wright Favor is a native of Portland, Oregon. She came from a family with a rich history. Favo came upon a document that shed light upon a dark secret. Margaret Mary Wright, Judith’s great-grandmother, had been erased from the family lore after she died among paupers at Edgefield, Oregon’s publicly supported Poor Farm. This became an important chapter in Judith’s life as she listened for the lost experiences and tales of the people who lost their livelihoods and homes during the Great Depression. She eventually wrote about these experiences in her first book, The Edgefielders: Tales of a Poor Farm Great-Grandmother. It was Favor’s first work of family memoir, fiction, and creative non-fiction. 

“Favor learned to listen from her mother. She has been listening to all sorts of people with kindness and respect for a long time now. Deeply involved with spiritual seekers for more than half a century, she guides people in writing for positive change in these challenging times. Her love of God, poetic language, and contemplative practice has found expression with the unique insights into the connections between love and money presented in her latest book. A tireless advocate for attentive approaches to faith and finance – especially as a counterweight to the influence of consumer culture in American society – part of her advocacy includes teaching the power of silence to shape behavior and culture.” –On Judith Wright Favor

Judith Wright Favor joined the Writer’s Flock in 1970 when she challenged Richard Bach to include females in an all-male book.

Published Works and the Road to Further Success

Judith Wright Favor has six non-fiction books under her name. These are Spirit Awakening: A Book of Practices (1988), which she co-wrote with Paul Chaffee, The Edgefielders: Tales of a Poor Farm Great-Grandmother (2013), Silent Voices (2014), and the 2017 novel The Beacons of Larkin Street. It is the first of a trilogy that highlights pioneering women church leaders in San Francisco during the 1970s. In 2020, she released the groundbreaking spiritual guidebook Sabbath Economics: A Spiritual Guide to Linking Love with Money. Judith Wright Favors is expected to release her latest work this year, Friending Rosie: Respect on Death Row, which she co-wrote with Rosie Alfaro. 

Aside from her major works, Judith Wright Favor also contributes articles for various faith-based publications. Favor also does book reviews focused on the work of many leading (and lesser-known) authors. Her platform includes leading courses and retreats with Spirituality and Practice, Stillpoint, Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Alternatives to Violence programs in six California prisons, Claremont School of Theology, Ben Lomond Quaker Center, Friends General Conference, and Pacific Center for Spiritual Renewal. Judith Wright Favor actively works with several churches, faith-based social-change groups, and a number of retirement communities.

To know more about Judith Wright Favor and her works, you can purchase copies of her books or visit her author website today.