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.
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Ricki Finlay
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National Center for Disability Education