The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature : Selections Annotated and Explained
The first of God's creations and God's endless delight, Wisdom (also known as Chochma and Sophia) is the Mother of all life, the guide to right living. She is God manifest in the world you encounter moment to moment. Her teachings, embedded in the Holy Scriptures of Jews and Christians, are passionate, powerful calls to live in harmony, love with integrity and act joyously.
Through the Hebrew books of Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes and Job, and the Wisdom literature books of Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, the Divine Feminine speaks to you directly, and Her only desire is to teach you to become wise. Rami Shapiro's contemporary translations and powerful commentaries clarify who Wisdom is, what She teaches, and how Her words can help you live justly, wisely and with compassion. This is not a book about Wisdom but the voice of Wisdom Herself, liberating, uplifting and compelling.
Now you can experience the Divine Feminine and understand Her teachings with no previous knowledge of Wisdom literature. This SkyLight Illuminations edition presents insightful commentary that explains Sophia's way of wisdom and illustrates the countless opportunities to experience Her creative energy through which God fashions all things.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 140 x 216 x 15mm | 340.19g
- 30 Sep 2005
- Jewish Lights Publishing
- SkyLight Paths Publishing,US
- Woodstock, United States
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--Stevan Davies, author of The Gospel of Thomas: Annotated & Explained; professor of religious studies, College Misericordia
"The timeless heart of Wisdom Herself, a modern day Tao Te Ching that is accessible to any person, from any background, interested in authentic spiritual illumination. A book to treasure all the days of your life, a living teaching with the power to awaken you to clear seeing and right action."
--Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of A Woman's Journey to God
"Sung with sweet authority from within the embrace of Mother Wisdom.... A luminous and deeply moving love song."
--Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown, professor of religious studies, Naropa University; author of Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism
"Unmasks the Divine Feminine.... Rami Shapiro's selection of passages from the Wisdom literature and his personal reflections bring us face to face with the Mother of all life.... Expands our hearts and transforms the limits of our interior landscape."
--Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, Wisdom House Retreat Center, Litchfield, Connecticut
"Rami Shapiro's selection and elucidation of scripture is personally fearless and profoundly faithful to the truth and wisdom we all need in our lives."
--Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation and What We Ache For
"A book to ponder and savor.... Offers articulate, rich text that engages the reader from the first word. Will enrich your spiritual journey and inspire you to pray for the gift of Wisdom for yourself."
--Sr. Bernadette Marie Teasdale, SCL, Contemplative Outreach of Colorado
About Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Rami Shapiro is available to speak on the following topics:
Writing-The Sacred Art: Beyond the Page to Spiritual PracticeStop Playing God: 12 Steps as Spiritual PracticeBiblical Wisdom for Post-biblical Times: An Exploration of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and JobThe Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Cultivating Compassion in Daily LifeHasidic Wisdom: An Exploration of Hasidic Storytelling, Theology and Contemplative PracticeSaints and Sages: Biblical Prophets, Ancient Rabbis and the Building of a Just World