She Who Prays

A Woman's Interfaith Prayer Book

by Jane Richardson Jensen and by Patricia Harris-Watkins

Dec/2004, 224 Pages, PAPERBACK

ISBN-13: 9780819221131



She Who Prays: A Woman's Interfaith Prayer Book offers women a new way to pray. Drawing on feminine images of God - and on the language and experience of women - it helps women tap into their own rich and unique spirituality. Readers will find a wealth of prayers from a variety of traditions - early Christian, Native American, and others. With a liturgical calendar honoring the lives of women of all faiths, along with rituals for group celebrations such as weddings and the welcoming of a child, She Who Prays will help women speak to God in their own voices.

Patricia Harris-Watkins, chaplain of Clare's Place, is a scholar specializing in English as a second language. She has taught workshops in dream interpretation and vision quests, and has years of experience integrating her Native American spirituality with her Christian faith.

Jane Richardson Jenson, an author, translator, and scholar specializing in early Christian literature, is co-chaplain of Clare's Place, a women's spirituality center in College Station, Texas.

"A blessing on this house of prayer (dedicated to Sophia and to Francis of Assisi?) and an encouragement to other males of the species to nurture from these pages their feminine within."-- Jim Cotter, compiler of Prayer at Night's Approaching.
"I enjoyed She Who Prays very much. A good resource. This is a wonderful book of prayers from different faiths put together by Christian women."--Margaret R. Rose, Director for Women's Ministries, Episcopal Church Center
"Jane Richardson-Jensen and Patricia Harris-Watkin's Women's Interfaith Prayerbook, She Who Prays is an indispensible resource for feminist communities engaged in the work of creating liturgy. It encompassses both new creativity and deep roots in historical traditions. A treasure to be used over a lifetime." Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
"In a pluralistic context we can respond with fear, indifference, or openness to sacred traditions other than our own. For those with open hearts and minds, Jane and Pat provide a satisfying and practical resource of abundant layers. Their scholarship, faith and creativity will be welcome company for many women I know who are seeking a wider and deeper experience of God."--Judith Liro, chaplain, St Hildegard's Center, Austin TX
"Although feminists of many Christian traditions are likely to find this book helpful, its most appreciative audience will likely be liturgical Christians who already follow a similar format in their daily prayers." -Religion Bookline from Publishers Weekly
"She Who Prays is designed for readers who appreciate women's contributions to spirituality and who want to enlarge the circle of prayer with voices soft or stentorian...offers deep and wide opportunities for inclusion of and praise for the fiminine.--Martha K. Baker for Episcopal Life, March 2005
"A pioneering mixture of old ideas and new...they have attempted to devise a spirituality and religious approach to life that acknowledges and incorporates wide-ranging sources...Their innovations should delight many who are interested in women's spirituality.- Library Journal, March 2005
"This is an invaluable resource for anyone on a spriritual journey but it will resonate especially with women searching for interfaith materials to incorporate into their devotional rites and celebrations."--Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat for Spirituality and Health
"This book has much to recommend it to those who are looking for new and different ways to approach God."-Church and Synagogue Library Association, September 2006
"A rich mix of resources for personal and communal prayer, this collection draws with equal grace from scripture and goddess resources, from the Christian calendar and Native American practices." -WATER, Volume 18, Number 2, 2007
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