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“In this companion volume to her best-selling Enduring Grace, Flinders profiles the lives of four contemporary women of faith. Contending that her modern subjects are the spiritual heirs to saints and mystics such as St. Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, and St. Clare, she draws parallels between her modern subjects and their historical predecessors. Tracing the evolution of what she terms the ‘mother line’ through the centuries, she uncovers an unbroken line of succession linking the holy women of the past and the present. Fascinating enough to stand on their own, the individual stories of death-row-activist Sister Helen Prejean, primatologist and environmentalist Jane Goodall, Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum, and Tibetan Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo serve as a collective inspirational tribute to the sacred feminine.” –Booklist


“Bold. Inspiring. Provocative. Carol Flinders shows us how essential the spiritual path is for us today, drawing on the traditions of Judaism, Catholicism, Tibetan Buddhism, and the world of nature—as lived by these four extraordinary women, Flinders’s careful and faithful rendering of each woman’s spiritual life gives us a map to guide us through the moral freefall of our time. Read this book and hold on.” –China Galland, author, The Bond Between Women


Carol Lee Flinders, who received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, is the author of many books, including Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics, At the Root of This Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst, and Rebalancing the World. She is currently adjunct faculty at the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA.

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Enduring Lives
Portraits of Women and Faith in Action
Carol Lee Flinders
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This title is recommended for those seeking deeper understanding of the role of the soul, and spirit of faith, in search for living life according to God's call. It is recommended for schools of theology, seminaries, and public libraries, as a supportive reading experience for deeper understanding of world religions and paths to faith.
" . . . a strong pick recommended for any spirituality or women's issues collection."
". . . Quantum physics holds that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Each of the women is loving our world toward "wholeness." Selfless love for every living community will be the antidote for the "us and them," "insiders and outsiders," human exploiters and natural world."
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