by Regina Sara Ryan.Includes a section about Regina’s meeting with Ma Jaya at the Parliament of World’s Religions in 1993.Library Journal – Western spirituality fails to nourish many women and men in their search for the feminine face of God. Ryan, a theology and psychology professor, former Catholic nun, and author, sought beyond the confines of her own religious background to discover aspects of the Divine Feminine in every spiritual tradition she has studied. This book brings together a wealth of inspiration from the lives of women, past and present, such as Mary, the Mother of Jesus; Simone Weil; Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax; Mother Teresa; and Hindu poetess Mirabai, who exemplify the creative spirit of divine love and wisdom. Ryan brings a balanced perspective to her reflections, recognizing that both feminine and masculine elements must be nurtured fully to achieve spiritual wholeness. Women and men will find this exceptional book thought-provoking.