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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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780835811491
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 543,838
File size: 353 KB

About the Author

Jan L. Richardson is the director of The Wellspring Studio, a company that incorporates her vocation as an artist, writer, retreat and workshop leader, and spiritual director. She is a United Methodist pastor, serves on the faculty of the Grünewald Guid in Washington state, and is an oblate of St. Brigid of Kildare Monastery. Richardson has published three other books: *Sacred Journeys* (Upper Room Books), *Night Visions** (United Church Press), and *In Wisdom's Path** (Pilgrim Press).

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