Published in November 2011 by Skylight Paths, the book is in its second printing. This collaborative anthology features the wisdom of more than 30 diverse multigenerational women exploring how their spirituality nurtures and informs their leadership in the world. The book has received excellent reviews and reached number one in its category on Amazon!
We invite you to join us on this journey as we explore the creative connections between women, spirituality and transformative leadership. We invite you to come with curiosity into this living community of spiritual women, listening deeply as they share their personal stories of how their spiritual journey shaped and honed them as leaders, their stories about breakdowns which were actually breakthroughs, their stories of relationships with other women that were both affirming and challenging, and their stories about local and global challenges faced with integrity and collaboration, candor and compassion. We do not offer answers to all of the complex questions facing us as a human family but invite you to join us as we surrender to the mystery of being open, present and engaged together in these uncertain times.
— From the Book Introduction
Praise for Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership:
Where Grace Meets Power
“…Exploring vital and complex themes like communication and leadership with freshly defined terms, the editors and contributors look to a world governed by new conceptions of power and success. The personal spiritual journeys of a diverse group of women offer glimpses of the types of transformations that women spiritual and religious leaders might bring to society.” — Katherine Marshall, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace,and World Affairs,World Faiths Development Dialogue
“We all long for inspiration and guidance. With enormous sensitivity, Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership gives us gems that are both joyous and poignant. Prepare to be uplifted and transformed!” — Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College
“Calls us as women to the urgent task of developing a deep spiritual identity, not for our own good but to better equip us to be agents of transformation in a deeply divided world. Rejoice as you read this inspiring book and ready yourself for transformation.” — The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Cambell, Department of Religion, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York; author, Living into Hope: A Call to Spiritual Action for Such a Time as This
“This carefully crafted collection of women’s insights into leadership from a spiritual root goes a long way in connecting the concept of power with the concept of love. Such a linkage stimulates moral courage, encourages social justice and opens one to deeper, more authentic, spiritually grounded relationships.” — Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, author, Faith & Feminism: A Holy Alliance; president, The Sister Fund
“Incisive quotes and poetry illuminate and amplify the synergizing energy as writers consider sacred-circle practices, meditation, and art. With endnotes, a bibliography, and detailed listings of resources and networks, this is a comprehensive and invaluable volume with strong mainstream appeal.” — American Library Association Booklist, November 15, 2011
“Read Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power for yourself. Explore where you stand on the issues. Look inside yourself. Look to Her. That’s the point! If you discover your past or future self in these pages, open your heart. Use your spiritual imagination. Let “grace meet power.” It will transform and deepen your life as nothing else could.” — Margaret Wolff, In Sweet Company Blog on Beliefnet.com
“The editors weave together a beautiful collection of essays and poetry in this empowering book about the Divine Feminine and the role that women of spirit and faith need to play in birthing a socially just world… A highly recommended book for women of all faiths who seek to use their feminine wisdom to heal a broken and troubled world.” — Publishers Weekly