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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-04-07 06:04 PM
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Anyone read Dance of the Dissident Daughter?
I picked up this book at the book store the other day along with an selection of magazines. I find myself doing this every few months or so, just going through the book store and picking up anything that might interest me.

While I started reading it on Friday, I could barely put it down and have finished most of it, will probably finish reading it today. While I've known about the patriarchal origins of the christian tradition since I first picked up The Mists of Avalon in the late 80s, I have to admit this book has made me think about how those traditions have affected my own life in the way that MoA didn't.

If you have read it what did you think of it? Did you like it or dislike it and why?

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly

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 Baptist roots and away from the patriarchal and fundamentalist Christian religious systems surrounding her is an account of anger turned to courage, creativity and love. 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. Additionally, her extensive knowledge of many subjects, including theology, mythology and the arts, made possible the copious references and cross-references that will prove invaluable for readers who wish to follow her in this same search. While Kidd cautions that each woman's path will be unique, there is no question but that many women will find in her book a mirror of their own present conditions and a hopeful call to self-discovery.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 06:53 PM
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1. Sounds like a good book
I've met many a strong woman on similar spiritual paths who have made that journey.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-12-07 07:43 PM
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2. I didn't like it much
But less because of the content of her story and more from her writing style. I just didn't get a sense of passion from her about anything: She wrote of being angry, but I just couldn't feel it in her writing.
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