In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection and Prayer

In the Sanctuary of Women In the Sanctuary of Women Upper Room Books

Jan L. Richardson

Upper Room Books, 2010


Jan Richardson gives her readers a bouquet of spiritual offerings across millenia, focusing on six women who are saints and biblical figures, each with their sacred sanctuary of prayers, and poetry, and story: Eve, St. Brigid of Kildare, the Desert Mothers, Hildegard of Bingen, Harriet Powers, and the woman of the Song of Songs.


The reader is then offered the opportunity for their own reflection and prayer. This book is a wonderful, refreshing resource for private and corporate meditation.


"To enter the Sanctuary of Women with Jan Richardson is to risk deep transformation, proof that this book is a God-gift. It journeys into the daunting spiritual landscapes traversed by those brave enough to wrestle with God's heart at close quarters. These womanly wisdoms are richly varied in their topography, but in each whether scripture's surprising Eve or Celtic Brigid or a Desert Mother or an emancipating Sojourner Truth or Jan herself is a wellspring of reflection and prayer dug very deep." -Peter Storey, Former bishop, Methodist Church of Southern Africa

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