In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection and Prayer
In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection and Prayer  -     By: Jan L. Richardson
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Come spend some time in the sanctuary of women, an often-ignored space in Jewish and Christian history. This devotional book for women highlights six women from around the world and across the centuries, inviting us to discover what their lives tell us about God.

Jan Richardson, a gifted poet, artist, and author, believes it is essential for women to listen to one another's wisdom and bring the fullness of their lives, with all the wonders and messiness, into their prayer life.

In the Sanctuary of Women gathers together these women from scripture and history:

  • Eve
  • Brigid of Kildare
  • The desert mothers
  • Hildegard of Bingen
  • Harriet Powers
  • The Woman of the Song of Songs

Each chapter becomes its own sanctuary, with one of the women serving as a companion as you contemplate the theme that her life offers. Throughout the readings Richardson weaves her own stories, poetry, prayers, and blessings. Midway through each chapter, a section called "The Secret Room" gives you a chance to pause and reflect on unexpected insights.

Reading the book daily will carry you through six months, or you can dip into the readings as you wish. An invitation into reflection and prayer alone or in the company of others, In the Sanctuary of Women is a book to treasure and to share with the women-and the men-in your life.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 332
Vendor: Fresh Air Books
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0835810305
ISBN-13: 9780835810302

Publisher's Description

The author of the groundbreaking Sacred Journeys returns with a book to treasure and to share with the women in your life. Jan Richardson, a gifted author, poet, and artist, believes it is essential for women to listen to one another and to bring the fullness of their lives, with all their wonders and messiness, into their life of prayer. Drawing from the often hidden wellsprings of women’s wisdom in Jewish and Christian history, this devotional book highlights six women from around the world and across the centuries: Eve, St. Brigid of Kildare, the Desert Mothers, Hildegard of Bingen, Harriet Powers, and the woman of the Song of Solomon. As she explores the themes their lives offer, Richardson invites us to enter the mysteries that lie at the heart of who we are.

Author Bio

Jan L. Richardson is a United Methodist minister, an author, and artist-in-residence at the San Pedro Spiritual Development Center in Orlando, FL. She served as coordinator of Women's Spirituality Groups at Candler School of Theology for two years.

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