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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"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."
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperOne, and imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
Edition: Revised and updated.
Copyright Date: ©1996.
ISBN: 9780062573025
Characteristics: xii, 289 pages ;,21 cm.

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Nov 14, 2016

As someone new to feminism I had to take this book in slowly; I'd read a few pages then put it down for a day or two. It's a lot to handle for someone coming from a fundamentalist background, a bit too new-age for my limited experiences, but I embraced it as well as I could. And while I may not be dancing on a beach any time soon, I have emerged from this book with a changed view of the Deity, which is a tremendous feat for such a small book.

Crittercherub Jan 01, 2015

This is a life changer of a book for me. The realization of how much patriarchy dictates the lives of those of us who live in it was completely off my radar. If your someone who lives in a patriarchal society it will at least shine a light. You may also need sunglasses!
If it doesn't make you think then you are probably one of the people that benefit from the patriarchal system and prefer to keep your blinders on.

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