Well it has been a busy week around here - once again proving that nothing gets the discussions going like sex! Before I jump into our weekly round-up, there's some book news I want to share. Don't forget that next week we start the discussion of Visions and Longings by Monica Furlong. I'm looking forward to hearing your reactions to the Medieval Women Mystics. I also recently added two new books to our Emerging Women Amazon Store (buy there to support EW!). Some of you may remember Beth Booram from the Indianapolis Emerging Women gathering a year ago. Well her book The Wide Open Spaces of God is finally being published and is available for pre-order. And I know there are quite a few Phyllis Tickle fans here as well as women who have been exploring praying the daily offices. Her books have helped many of us rediscover what it means to pray the divine hours, and now she has put together The Divine Hours Pocket Edition. The book is advertised with - "When Phyllis Tickle’s marvelous devotional trilogy The Divine Hours™ appeared, readers responded with gratitude, praise, and a great many requests for an edition of hourly prayers that they could easily carry with them—an edition that would make this ancient form of Christian worship compatible with the pace and mobility of modern life. Now, in The Divine Hours Pocket Edition,™ Tickle has gathered one full week of fixed-hour prayers, providing an ideal companion for travelers, office-workers, people on retreat or pilgrimage, as well as newcomers to this age-old spiritual practice. As Tickle writes in her introduction, “prayer is always a place as well as an action, and the daily offices are like small chapels or wayside stations within the day’s courses.” For all those who want to carry a “small chapel” of prayers with them, The Divine Hours Pocket Edition™ offers a convenient, easy-to-use, and deeply spiritual guide to a devotional practice that extends all the way back to Christ and the twelve Apostles." Just thought I'd spread the word.
Now to highlight what Emerging Women have been blogging about this past week -
Nadia tells us her thoughts on sin.
Karlene brings up the issue of Christians and alcohol.
Sally narrates a very cool spiritual conversation she had recently.
and Heather has some thoughts on how churches kill people's passions.
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