Using a ten-item questionnaire, Saussy interviewed 21 women volunteers about their faith and self-esteem. The results form the basis for her study. Although the sample is unscientific, respondents were diverse (e.g., two were African American women). Saussy considers the development of faith in self, the effect of almost exclusively masculine God-images upon women's self esteem, and the relationship between self-esteem and women's abilities to see themselves as God images. She examines the conflict between unrealistic desire for unqualified approval and the experience of abuse (focusing especially on the experience of three women in the research group). She concludes with psychological and theological recommendations for gaining self-esteem. Recommended for most libraries.