The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter : A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

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The acclaimed spiritual memoir from the author of The Secret Life of Bees 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 was a "conventionally religious, churchgoing woman, a traditional wife and mother" with a thriving career as a Christian writer until she began to question her role as a woman in her culture, her family, and her church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore to monastery retreats and rituals in the caves of Crete, Kidd takes readers through the fear, anger, healing, and transformation of her awakening. Retaining a meaningful connection "with the deep song of Christianity," she opens the door for traditional Christian women to discover a spirituality that speaks directly to them and provides inspiring wisdom for all who struggle to embrace their full humanity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 130 x 202 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006064589X
  • 9780060645892

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