Wising Up: Ritual Resources for Women of Faith in their Journey of Aging

Wising Up: Ritual Resources for Women of Faith in their Journey of Aging

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by Kathy Black
     
 

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Wising Up provides rituals and guidance for women as they age. It helps them make the often difficult life transitions wisely and in the context of their faith communities. Instead of focusing exclusively on time worn thresholds such as menopause, marriage and divorce, and dying, the book contains affirming rituals on: coming to terms with the changes in one's

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Wising Up provides rituals and guidance for women as they age. It helps them make the often difficult life transitions wisely and in the context of their faith communities. Instead of focusing exclusively on time worn thresholds such as menopause, marriage and divorce, and dying, the book contains affirming rituals on: coming to terms with the changes in one's body; learning to live with and depend on an item like a walker or a hearing aid; giving up one's driver's license; deciding how to give away one's household contents; and being orphaned. In addition to the rituals-and guidelines on how to create one's own rituals-the book contains a number of short stories, hymns, prayers, quotations, and poems to help ease women through the aging process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608992263
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Black holds the Gerald Kennedy Chair of Homiletics and Liturgics at the Claremont School of Theology and is the author of A Healing Homiletic, Worship Across Cultures, and Culturally—Conscious Worship.

Heather Murray Elkins is Professor of Worship and Liturgical Studies at Drew University Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. She is the author of Worshiping Women.

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Wising Up: Ritual Resources for Women of Faith in their Journey of Aging 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JackMcG32 More than 1 year ago
My wife wanted it; I bought it. She liked it!