Books That Inspire 2003

At the Root of this Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger with a Feminist Thirst
Carol Lee Flinders

The re-emergence of The Women’s Movement coincided with my mother’s early death in the 1960s, propelling me on a quest for spiritual comfort. I found great things in several religions, but I was consistently disappointed with their representation of women. Nor could I accept that being a feminist was to be non-spiritual. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised to have this subtitle grab my attention, Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst. These words summarized what I’d been trying to do for years. Dr. Flinder’s beautifully written story of her own similar struggle was not only captivating, but comforting.
Ricki Finlay
Staff Assistant
National Center for Disability Education