Flowering of the Soul: A Book of Prayers by Women
(l999 published by Ballantine US, Knopf Canada,
Random House Australia.
2002 re-issued in trade paperback by Beacon Press,
unique anthology of nearly a thousand prayers,
edited and introduced by the writer and spiritual
teacher Lucinda Vardey. In this remarkable collection,
the prayers of more than two hundred women from
thirteen different religions and many diverse
cultures have been gathered together for the first
around the stages of a woman's prayer life, The
Flowering of the Soul is an invaluable tool
for women in their own spiritual practice. In
addition, the book's introduction provides one
of the most complete histories of women's teaching
Flowering of the Soul provides all women who
pray, or want to pray with a collective feminine
spiritual wisdom that can be drawn on and shared.
Women, of whatever background, will find comfort
and common ground in these pages.
Quotes (from US hardcover and Canadian editions)
beautiful and graceful collection"
-- Publisher's Weekly
rich treasure house"
-- Praying Magazine USA
-- The Catholic Register
brimming with compassion, common sense, and grace...
these prayers offer a heartfelt prayer for practically
every occasion, every facet of soul, every movement
of the Spirit."
-- Spiritual Book News
reading these prayers (or better still, praying
them) it is easy to sense the encompassing presence
of the Divine."
-- Prof. Margaret Brennan in the Catholic New
reach treasury... This collection is a great resource
for women and men for both personal and public
prayer.... A valuable contribution to the literature
of women's spirituality."
-- Anglican Journal
is a beauty in this unusual but wonderful book
that I have never seen in any book before.
-- The County Chronicle
aspect of my being felt uplifted, inspired, and
nurtured by the prayers in this book. All women
will find peace, solace, and joy here."
-- Christine Northrup, M.D., author of Women's
Bodies, Women's Wisdom