The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062573025

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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"A masterpiece of women’s wisdom."—Christiane Northrup, M.D. "The journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically . . . makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story."—Publishers Weekly In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its publication, a newly reissued edition of the bestselling author’s classic work of feminine spiritual discovery, with a new introduction by the author. "I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised, and, in fact, a little terrified, when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening."—Sue Monk Kidd For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, she experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women—one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women’s experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life—her marriage, her career, and her religion.

Summary of Sue Monk Kidd's The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

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Publisher: Everest Media LLC

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was struggling to come to terms with my life as a woman. I had been stuck, and the fear of going forward was paralyzing me. But I saw my daughter on her knees before those laughing men, and suddenly all my hesitancy was shattered. #2 The light of the truck seemed to go on and on, blinding me. I felt like a small animal in the road, unable to move, as I stared at my daughter on her knees before the men. #3 I had grown up hearing that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. I’d learned to be a sweet-spoken woman who, no matter how challenging the situation, responded nicely. #4 I was a full-time writer, spending many hours immersed in books. I lived in a nice house with a man I’d been married to for 18 years, and we had two children, Bob and Ann, both in early adolescence. I went to church regularly and was involved in the social life of the small, Southern town where we lived.

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061144908

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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"I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised, and, in fact, a little terrified, when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening." ––Sue Monk Kidd For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, Kidd experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, author of When the Heart Waits tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women– one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women's experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life– her marriage, her career, and her religion. This Plus edition paperback includes a recent interview with the author conducted by the book's editor Michael Maudlin.

The Sue Monk Kidd Spiritual Sampler

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062666940

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace. "Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."—Baltimore Sun "Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."—Bookstore Journal Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."

Dissident Daughters

Author: Teresa Berger

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664223793

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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With its focus on narratives, its attention to contextual and material realities, and its collection of women-identified liturgies in global context, Dissident Daughters claims prominence within the growing literature on women's ways of worship. This book not only introduces liturgical texts, but focuses on the communities that create and celebrate these liturgies. Dissident Daughters gives voice to the women activists in these communities who show how their communities came into being; how social, cultural, and political realities shaped them and their liturgies; and how they envision their lives in and as communities of faith. In drawing the different narratives together, Dissident Daughters displays the expanse of the worldwide expression of women's rites, and how each is shaped by distinctly different contexts of struggle and hope.

The Way of Wisdom

Author: Margaret Silf

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957528

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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This fascinating book brings together wisdom from around the world and through the ages. Sources include the Bible, new science and new cosmology, native spirituality, folk stories, natural history, poetry and commentary on life situations by wise people (e.g. Desmond Tutu and Kahlil Gibran). Themes include: - Original wisdom (the wisdom that makes possible the universe we know) - Natural wisdom (the wisdom in the created world) - Native wisdom (the wisdom expressed in all human traditions from the earliest stages of our human journey) - Life wisdom (practical wisdom we gather and pass on) - Desert wisdom (wisdom we gather in the dark times) - Guiding wisdom (the wisdom that gives us direction) - Unfolding wisdom (the wisdom unfolding around us that reveals that we don't have all the answers). The Way of Wisdom will appeal to all those searching for a deeper meaning and sense of connectedness in their lives.

Crisis and Challenge in the Roman Catholic Church

Author: Debra Meyers,Mary Sue Barnett

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793604924

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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This volume explores the historical, theological, sociological, and ethical dimensions of the current issues threatening the two thousand-year-old Roman Catholic Church. The interdisciplinary analysis contained within the volume exposes the destructive convictions and actions of the Roman Catholic clergy that has produced the current institutional crisis while suggesting options for moving forward. Documenting the cases that constitute the many crises currently surrounding Catholicism, the volume aims to provide clarity and conscience. At the same time, with a constructive vision of an ethics and religious practice rooted in integrity and transparency, the authors offer a path towards holistic and holy reformation by and for Catholics.

Rebirth of the Goddess

Author: Carol P. Christ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136763848

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees

Author: Dedria Bryfonski

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737763833

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

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This volume explores the life and work of Sue Monk Kidd, focusing particularly on the coming of age theme in her novel The Secret Life of Bees. The book presents readers with a collection of essays that address topics such as community as a place for transformation, Lily's development at the expense of black individualism, and the role of social consciousness and spirituality. Modern perspectives on adolescence are also presented, allowing readers to make important connections between the text and the concerns of today's world.