A Woman's Journey to God by Joan Borysenko

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A personal, scientific, historical, and practical look at the unique ways in which women approach ritual, spirituality, and God.

Women now make up the largest group of religious "dropouts" in Western society, and Joan Borysenko is asking why. Just as medical developments made by and for men were expected to apply to women, so religions created by and for men are somehow expected to work equally well for women. But the religious and ritual forms that have been shaped so much by men can be alienating to women who spend much of their lives searching for their faith.

Through a fresh look at old traditions, case studies, new rituals, her own story, and the stories of others Borysenko has encountered in their struggle to find God, A Woman's Journey to God seeks to help women heal the anger they've felt toward their own spiritual traditions and find a way back that incorporates their needs. Notes.
 

About Joan Borysenko

See more books from this Author
Joan Borysenko is the author of several bestselling books. She is a well-respected medical researcher, a pioneer of mind-body health, and one of the leading authorities on women's spirituality. She leads dozens of women's retreats every year and has gained firsthand knowledge--from her own experience and the experiences of those she meets--of the movement afoot to find a feminine path to God. Borysenko also is cofounder and former director of the Mind/Body clinic at the New England Deaconess Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She received her doctorate in anatomy and cellular biology from Harvard Medical School. Borysenko has been seen many times on national media, including two appearances on Oprah. She lives in Boulder. Visit her on the Web at www.joanborysenko.com.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Riverhead Hardcover. 313 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for A Woman's Journey to God

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Drawing on her intensive experience leading spiritual retreats for women, Borysenko observes that a woman's way of worshipping the divine tends to be ""natural, earthy, relational, mystical, embodied, intuitive, sensuous, and compassionate."" Yet, the same women (predominantly adventurous baby bo...

| Read Full Review of A Woman's Journey to God

Spirituality & Practice

Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Joan Borysenkso has been leading women's spiritual retreats since 1988.

| Read Full Review of A Woman's Journey to God

Spirituality & Practice

Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Joan Borysenko, the author of A Woman's Book of Life and many other volumes, has for years been facilitating women's spiritual retreats.

| Read Full Review of A Woman's Journey to God

Reader Rating for A Woman's Journey to God
77%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 20 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review