Star in My Heart; Experiencing Sophia: Inner Wisdom (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)

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With over 900,000 books sold in her writing career, Joyce Rupp remains a leading voice in women's spirituality. Now with an updated preface, The Star in My Heart guides readers toward a warmly personal understanding of Sophia, the feminine personification of wisdom.

Rupp employs visual metaphors-often involving the natural world-for each chapter to reveal how Sophia guides us through the inner processes of spiritual growth. Each chapter ...

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Overview

With over 900,000 books sold in her writing career, Joyce Rupp remains a leading voice in women's spirituality. Now with an updated preface, The Star in My Heart guides readers toward a warmly personal understanding of Sophia, the feminine personification of wisdom.

Rupp employs visual metaphors-often involving the natural world-for each chapter to reveal how Sophia guides us through the inner processes of spiritual growth. Each chapter includes summary points, ideas for meditation and journal writing, and reflection questions ideal for group discussion.

Endorsements:

"A book of glad tidings! The Star in My Heart will serve as a catalyst leading you to Someone who has long been tugging at your heart."
Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.
Author of Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day

"Reading Joyce Rupp's book is like entering a vibrant circle dance that bows to the center of the psyche and pirouettes out toward the stars."
William John Fitzgerald
Author of A Contemporary Celtic Prayer Book

"A treasure house of wisdom for all who value the inner life, and a sensitive and practical guide for inner exploration."
Susan Cole
Co-author of Wisdom's Feast: Sophia in Study and Celebration

"Joyce Rupp challenges us to go deep within, to make friends with our fears, and to meet "the star" in our hearts."
Sr. Marie Micheletto, R.S.M.
Psychotherapist

"Warm, open, and sensitive, Rupp's practical and creative suggestions for meeting Sophia in our own hearts will go a long way in healing the sons and daughters of the patriarchy and bringing balance into our lives and culture."
BarbaraBaker
Psychotherapist

"The mandalas and journal questions are thought-provoking, inviting each reader to work on her own inner life and spiritual walk."
Donna Hrabcak-Kidwell
Art Therapist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893732834
  • Publisher: Avenue Records
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
  • Pages: 98
  • Sales rank: 715,094
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual "midwife," and retreat and conference speaker. A member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community, she is the author of many books, including bestsellers The Cup of Our Life, Open the Door, and Praying Our Goodbyes.

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Table of Contents

Thoughts from the Author 17
Thoughts from the Artist 21
Introduction 27
Chapter 1 The Star in My Heart 31
Chapter 2 Far-Seeing Eyes 43
Chapter 3 The Enchanted Forest 57
Chapter 4 Leaf by Leaf by Leaf 71
Chapter 5 Treasured Memories 85
Chapter 6 The Open Window 99
Epilogue 111
Notes 118
Bibliography 121
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