The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

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Still, the initial idea of telling my story in this book gave me pause. The hardest thing about writing is telling the truth. Maybe it's the hardest thing about being a woman, too. I think of Nisa, the old African woman who was telling her story . . .She said, "I will tell my talk . . . but don't let the people I live with hear what I have to say . . . I know that feeling. But in the end, Nisa and I, we told our truth anyway.
 

About Sue Monk Kidd

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Sue Monk Kidd is the author of the bestselling novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, as well as the award-winning The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and God's Joyful Surprise.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by HarperOne. 238 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The author's journey to capture her feminine soul and to live authentically from that soul makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story. Kidd's successful pilgrimage from her Southern B

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A mid-career realization that she had lived without ""real inner authority"" and with ""a fear of dissension, confrontation, backlash, a fear of not pleasing, not living up to sanctioned models of femininity"" produced in Kidd the new mindset that made her journey possible.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed "The female soul is no small thing," writes Sue Monk Kidd in this largely autobiographical work.

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