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A Feminist with Faith [Kindle Edition]

Ronna Detrick
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Book Description

Many women have, by necessity, abandoned their faith in order to be a feminist. And many women of faith long to embrace feminism, but fail to see how given their theological framework and the religious context in which they live. A Feminist with Faith invites both without compromising either.

A Feminist with Faith will appeal to you if:
* you are a feminist who is curious about and/or longs for a faith that doesn’t weaken or compromise.

* you are a woman of faith who longs to step into places of strength and boldness while sustaining your beliefs.

* you are a feminist who feels slightly (if not more) cynical and maybe even sad about organized religion, faith, and belief in general; still, there is a low-grade-and-growing awareness within that something is asking for attention in the spiritual aspect of your life.

* you are a woman of faith who feels slightly afraid and increasingly thrilled to maybe-just-maybe move toward feminism and an intelligent/compassionate critique of the system within which you live.

* you are a feminist with faith who longs for both practical and passionate ways to strengthen and sustain both!

This book, part prose, but more - workbook and personal reflection tool - offers three deeply meaningful steps / practices that invite strong women to strong faith.

1. Recognize a God who looks like you.
Many of us have lost this ability, or never had it in the first place. And in the absence of such, it is incredibly difficult as a woman to find and experience a faith that is relevant or even meaningful. But oh, the potential when we do recognize that God…

2. Continually ask, “What is at stake and for whom?”
A question that parses through cultural messaging, academic and interpretative work, even (and maybe especially) religion. It’s also a question we must ask ourselves.

3. Live in 1st person.
A powerful feminist discipline, it’s value is undeniable when it comes to self-talk, faith-talk, and relational/professional/spiritual strength. Step out of places in which you find yourself observing…or not quite expressing exactly how you feel. 1st person brings you back to yourself; back home.


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  • Print Length: 60 pages
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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars how's your spirit? January 24, 2013
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I am not a religious person--and before I'd worked with and read Ronna's work, I'd've even challenged you on "spiritual". Ronna has a way of making practical the political and making political the field of personal, feminine spiritualism that sometimes gets vague and incense-y. I deeply appreciate the way she shares personally, without leaving me feeling heavy--or that I've added her burdens to mine. She is a pundit of a spiritual movement which I think is accessible to more of us and a truly healing path. I'm so thankful for her work. Check it out and see what you think.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pratical and Spiritual January 24, 2013
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I wasn't really sure what to expect when I purchased this book, but after following Ronna for some time I decided it was worth it and it was. A Feminist with Faith deals with the idea of a God from a feminist perspective that has been silenced for too long. We as women have a voice, we have faith and we need to use that voice to express our faith. The exercises are excellent and force you to be honest with yourself. The books helps you understand how our faith has been shaped by some very negative views and how we as women have the power to change it. A very empowering and uplifting book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars durga holzhauser April 18, 2013
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We need more women like Ronna. The wounded I stands up in self confidence and believes. The end of pragmatism , the end of a long history of women in the shadow of religion starts now. Read this and say :I: and God will listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breath of Fresh Air January 27, 2013
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Ronna Detrick blasts past the cliches about "feminism" and "faith" to show you the path of integration. A thoughtful, female-oriented faith need not separate us from tradition, only enhance our connection to it. Curiosity and inquiry need not lead us to heresy but to our own self-actualization.

This book is a whirlwind--yet practical--tour of what it means to consider your faith from the perspective of femaleness and what it means to consider your femaleness from a perspective of faith.

It's especially good for introducing feminist theology to someone new to the idea.
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More About the Author

You might think that because I have a Master of Divinity degree, am ordained, work as a spiritual director, and am the former wife of a pastor that I have answers about God, an unshakeable faith, and am a devout church-attendee. You'd be mistaken.

I talk about faith because I doubt. I talk about God because I hope. And I create sacred spaces for conversation because I believe that women are hungry for ways to craft and experience a spirituality (and a God) that is uniquely, profoundly theirs.

And I write...like a "poet on a practical mission; like a feminist with faith."

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