Joan Borysenko A Woman's Journey to God

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A Woman's Journey to God

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Asking why Western women are dropping out of traditional religion in record numbers, the best-selling author of A Woman's Book of Life probes the disconnect between patriarchal religion and women's experience and shows women the path to spiritual healing. Reprint.

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"God as a jealous, punitive white Anglo-Saxon male with a long beard and a longer arm lacks appeal for many contemporary women," writes Joan Borysenko. In an attempt to address and mend the rift between women's experience of God and how God is presented through male-dominated religions, Borysenko offers this book of feminine exploration. Initially, Borysenko speaks to healing one's relationship with a seemingly judgmental or exclusive God. She then moves beyond how religion may or may not have failed individual women, into how the feminine collective tends to know and touch God.

Not surprisingly, Borysenko speaks to women's intuition and creativity as surefire lifelines to God. Women rely on relationships as a means to spiritual growth, explains Borysenko, whether it be with lovers, friends, or children. She also examines women's icons--from the gentle and nurturing "Our Lady of Guadeloupe" to the fiery goddess Kali who births and then devours her children, just like Mother Nature does. On an organizational level, this ambitious book can seem a bit scattered--an easy fault to ignore. As more and more women join together from all religions and orientations to tell their spiritual stories and claim their paths to God, books such as these make excellent guides and companions. --Gail Hudson

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Joan Borysenko is the author of several bestselling books. She is a well-respected medical researcher, a pioneer of mind-body health, and one of the leading authorities on women's spirituality. She leads dozens of women's retreats every year and has gained firsthand knowledge--from her own experience and the experiences of those she meets--of the movement afoot to find a feminine path to God. Borysenko also is cofounder and former director of the Mind/Body clinic at the New England Deaconess Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She received her doctorate in anatomy and cellular biology from Harvard Medical School. Borysenko has been seen many times on national media, including two appearances on Oprah. She lives in Boulder.

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