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

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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. 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, the acclaimed 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 women have lost within patriarchal faith traditions. 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.

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"A graceful account of awakening and transformation." Library Journal

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"Out of reflections and words like these in The Dance of the Dissident Daughter the new forms of Christianity will be born. This work is packed with experience and insight, and it is bound to add to the gigantic shift in consciousness taking place as the millennium turns and a transformation of spiritual consciousness takes hold of the human population on a global level." Murray Stein

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"The psycho-spiritual redefinition that takes place when we expand our understanding of the Christian tradition to embrace the gracious challenge of the Sacred Feminine is an invisible process. Sue Monk Kidd courageously articulates this unseen path so all who read this book will understand this painful and rewarding journey." Lauren Artress

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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-236).

About the Author

Sue Monk Kidd is the award-winning author of books including When the Heart Waitsand God's Joyful Surprise,as well as The Secret Life of Bees.She is the recipient of a 1993 Katherine Annne Porter Fiction Award, the 1993-1994 South Carolina Literary Fellowship in Fiction, and the 1996 South Carolina Academy of Authors Fellowship. She has taught creative writing and spoken on women's spirituality across the country.

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Helga, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Helga)
A fantastic book that transformed my view of the world, and the importance of women's roles in their own lives and that of their daughters! You MUST read to the end of this book, don't get discouraged by how you feel in the middle. IT WILL make you mad, but that is all part of the importance of this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060645892
Author:
Kidd, Sue M.
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Spiritual biography
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Feminism -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Spirituality
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
no. 2.
Publication Date:
20020820
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.16x5.32x.63 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages HarperSanFrancisco - English 9780060645892 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A graceful account of awakening and transformation."
"Review" by , "Out of reflections and words like these in The Dance of the Dissident Daughter the new forms of Christianity will be born. This work is packed with experience and insight, and it is bound to add to the gigantic shift in consciousness taking place as the millennium turns and a transformation of spiritual consciousness takes hold of the human population on a global level."
"Review" by , "The psycho-spiritual redefinition that takes place when we expand our understanding of the Christian tradition to embrace the gracious challenge of the Sacred Feminine is an invisible process. Sue Monk Kidd courageously articulates this unseen path so all who read this book will understand this painful and rewarding journey."
"Synopsis" by ,

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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