A Woman's Journey to God: Finding the Feminine Path

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Riverhead Books, 1999 - Religion - 313 pages
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Women now make up the largest group of religious "dropouts" in Western society, and Joan Borysenko is asking why. Just as medical developments made by and for men were expected to apply to women, so religions created by and for men are somehow expected to work equally well for women. But the religious and ritual forms that have been shaped so much by men can be alienating to women who spend much of their lives searching for their faith.Through a fresh look at old traditions, case studies, new rituals, her own story, and the stories of others Borysenko has encountered in their struggle to find God, A Woman's Journey to God seeks to help women heal the anger they've felt toward their own spiritual traditions and find a way back that incorporates their needs.

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"If the world were run by women, I thought there would be far fewer enemies." Such creative ruminations color this foray into late 20th-century feminist spirituality. Borysenko (who holds a Ph.D. in ... Read full review


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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.

Visit her on the Web at www.joanborysenko.com.

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