Voices and Echoes: Canadian Women’s Spirituality (Google eBook)
Jo-Anne Elder, Colin O’Connell
Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, Oct 15, 1997 - Religion - 237 pages
“Every time we raise our voices, we hear echoes.” Jo-Anne Elder, from the Foreword
Through short stories, journal entries and poetry, the women in Voices and Echoes explore the changing landscape of their spiritual lives. Experienced writers such as Lorna Crozier, Di Brandt and Ann Copeland, as well as strong new voices, appear to speak to each other as they draw from a wealth of personal resources to find a way to face life’s questions and discover meaning in their lives.
There is something familiar about these stories and poems — they echo those we’ve heard before and those we’ve half forgotten. Whether they search for a voice in a world where men monopolize or journey into painful memories to free the self from the past, they do not despair, they do not end. Individual entries become the whole story — an unending story of rebirth and reaffirmation.
The book begins with an illuminating foreword that introduces readers to the cultural and philosophical background of many of the stories, and concludes with the reflections of scholars, writers and artists that are intended to provoke further discussion.
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already there is no going back
The Day I Sat with Jesus on the Sun Deck and a Wind Came Up and Blew My Kimono Open and He Saw My Breasts
Beginning in Summer
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Blood and Chestnuts
The Birth Circle
The Weaned Child
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The Death of a Husband
Disturbing the Peace
The Stations of the Cross
This Is History
Journey into the Vortex
Between Ebony and Ivory