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eBook Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise: Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in All of Us ePub

by Donna Freitas

  • ISBN: 0787976288
  • Category: Catholicism
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Donna Freitas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (October 4, 2004)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1592 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1112 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 176

Description

But we still need to pay for servers and staff

But we still need to pay for servers and staff. Bridget Jones : not your average spiritual sage - The confessions of a neurotic diary-keeper - Why telling our stories is a spiritual act - Real feminists don't wear pink-or do they?

Start by marking Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise: Spirituality . I had high hopes for this book

Start by marking Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise: Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in All of Us as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Oct 28, 2008 Carrie rated it it was ok. I had high hopes for this book. First, I hoped it would justify my affinity for chick lit, requiring that I continue reading the gems of this genre). Next, I like Freitas' work, so I expected better. I was disappointed-it was v. hard to get into the Bridget-speak (v. annoying).

Professor of spirituality and religion Donna Freitas has given credence to pop culture and women's spirituality. Using a ritual model, Freitas expands on the idea that, within the boundaries of traditional organized religion, women have not been allowed to speak about the divine from the perspectives of their life experiences. Freitas views Chick Lit as a viable tool of spiritual-quest chronicle and sees personal storytelling as a spiritual act and.

Donna Freitas (pronounced FRAY-tus) (born 1972) is a scholar, teacher, writer, and author of fiction and non-fiction for both adults and teenagers

Donna Freitas (pronounced FRAY-tus) (born 1972) is a scholar, teacher, writer, and author of fiction and non-fiction for both adults and teenagers. Born in Rhode Island, the most Catholic state in the United States, Freitas's Catholic religion and spirituality inform much of her writing. Her writing also addresses sexuality, consent, and college campus culture.

Donna Freitas discusses religion by embracing the taboo topics within this arena. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise is a great read for any woman who strugles with the Christain tradition or simply spiritualy in the 21st century. She makes clear that to be spiritual and/or religious, an individual does not need to be ashamed of the very aspects that make us all human. Donna Freitas uses her extremely diverse sources from the women Christian mystics to Bridget Jones to provide women today with a viable spiritual path. A must have for anyone lacking in their spiritual department.

But spirituality books have had little to say to the Bridget Jones crowd until now. Author Donna Freitas has her finger on the pulse of the spiritual issues that most concern todays young women. Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise explores eleven themes (career, love, body-image, biological clock, and beyond) that parallel most womens spiritual journeys. Using the experiences of Bridget Jones and other popular heroines from books, movies, and TV, Freitas illustrates how our life choices can have a profoundly spiritual dimension, giving young women a new model for their spiritual journey, rooted.

Book DescriptionToday’s young women are smart, educated, career-oriented, and maybe a little bit .

Book DescriptionToday’s young women are smart, educated, career-oriented, and maybe a little bit fashion-obsessed. So where does the spiritual life fit in? With InStyle magazine on one nightstand, and Julian of Norwich on the other, author Donna Freitas. Drawing on the stories of popular heroines such as Bridget Jones and Carrie Bradshaw, Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise illustrates how our life choices can have a profoundly spiritual dimension-in the bedroom, the boardroom, the beach, and at Barney’s. Freitas combines wisdom from a variety of spiritual traditions and with a generous dash of humor, giving modern women a new model for the spiritual journey.

Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise from your list? Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise. Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in All of Us. by Donna Freitas. Published October 4, 2004 by Jossey-Bass. You mean that writing in a journal has something to do with spirituality?" a thirty-something Singleton friend asks me over coffee one day. The Physical Object.

Donna Freitas biography: Donna Freitas has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion .

Donna Freitas biography: Donna Freitas has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion and also at Hofstra University in their. Her books also include Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise: Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in All of Us and Save the Date: A Spirituality of Dating, Love, Dinner & the Divine. Born in Rhode Island where The Possibilities of Sainthood is set, Donna received her P. in Religion from Catholic University, and she's a non-resident senior fellow at Education Sector, a think-tank in Washington, DC. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Barcelona. Books by this author.

Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise: Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in All of Us. Done. Taken on March 27, 2008. Some rights reserved.

Today’s young women are smart, educated, career-oriented, and maybe a little bit fashion-obsessed. So where does the spiritual life fit in? With InStyle magazine on one nightstand, and Julian of Norwich on the other, author Donna Freitas has her finger on the pulse of a new generation of women and understands the spiritual issues that most concern them. Drawing on the stories of popular heroines such as Bridget Jones and Carrie Bradshaw, Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise illustrates how our life choices can have a profoundly spiritual dimension—in the bedroom, the boardroom, the beach, and at Barney’s. Freitas combines wisdom from a variety of spiritual traditions and with a generous dash of humor, giving modern women a new model for the spiritual journey.

Comments

Tar Tar
I would definitely buy from this seller again! The books were in great condition and arrived promptly. Thank you!
Marelyne Marelyne
A sneaky smart book. Seduces readers (myself included) into not just chick lit but also the spiritual classics. One of the problems of "religion" today is that too many young people are allergic to it. Books like this are the antidote to those allergies.
showtime showtime
I read this book with my book group, and we all LOVED it. It's SO funny and SO smart. I've always thought of myself as a spiritual person, even though I've never been much of a church-goer. I read a lot of spirituality books, but they're always by women my mother's age. While these writers have good intentions, their spiritual insights aren't very relevant to my life. Finally, here is a book that speaks to me and women like me -- smart, stylish, creative women in their 20s and 30s who are pursuing careers, looking for Mr. Right (or Mr. Right Now), and relishing close friendships with other fabulous women. With a Ph.D. in spirituality and a dangerously funny sense of humor, Donna Freitas is able to incorporate wisdom from a variety of spiritual traditions, and even feminist scholarship, to talk about how young women's lives today are already deeply spiritual. She redeems (to use a spiritual term) everything from our shoe obsessions and chocolate obsessions, and she shows how our lives already have sacred rituals -- like evenings of food, wine, and conversation with our best friends. After reading this book, I have a new understanding of how to nurture my spirituality (and not feel guilty about drooling over the latest Jimmy Choos!)
Whitehammer Whitehammer
Reading this book has been such a relief! Thank you Donna Freitas! I, like many others, have been struggling to identify my own definition of spirituality. In "Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise", Donna Freitas uses an informative-- yet, contemporary and humorous approach to this very ambiguous subject that has been itching to be addressed from a contemporary and professional standpoint. Key word: contemporary; meaning, something that women (and men) of this era can relate to. In a very professional but cool fashion, chapter by chapter Freitas tackles the every day issues and struggles which keep us from attaining spiritual bliss. It's a must have for anyone that has been lacking in their spiritual department and doesn't know why. Donna Freitas is a true pioneer for this new era of spirituality. Her new book will make ever reader feel as though they are on the brink of a new spiritual movement!
Qulcelat Qulcelat
Like so many young women I know, I've struggled for years to maintain my own sense of spirituality in the face of outdated (and let's face it, often anti-feminine!) spiritual traditions. I grew up in a relatively religious household, but as I've gotten older, I've found that traditional religion offers practically no guidance for the kinds of personal and career struggles my girlfriends and I deal with on a daily basis. Whoever thought that a little pink book could fill such a huge gap?? A girlfriend of mine who read "Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise" in her book group recommended it to me, and to my surprise, it's made a huge difference in my life. By looking at Chick Lit characters as spiritual role models for modern women (not nearly as crazy as it sounds), Donna Freitas is able to talk intelligently about everything from body-image issues to career choices to sex to going out with the girls for martinis in a way that is both spiritually validating and incredibly funny at the same time. In fact, this book was so easy to read, I'm honestly not sure what book the reviewers below were reading. (I've never read a dissertation, but if they were anywhere near this entertaining, my guess is that there'd be a lot more Ph.Ds!) My guess is that most women will see this book the way my girlfriends and I see it: as a welcome relief, a v. fun read, and a long-overdue look at the very real spiritual journeys women of our generation are taking every day.
Funky Funky
The cover of the book appealed to me, and I love chick lit, but this book was basically just a summary of a few well known chick lit books, and really with no further insight. I think the author had enough good content for a pamphlet, the rest was... meh.
Cesar Cesar
Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise is a great read for any woman who strugles with the Christain tradition or simply spiritualy in the 21st century. Donna Freitas uses her extremely diverse sources from the women Christian mystics to Bridget Jones to provide women today with a viable spiritual path.
Donna Freitas discusses religion by embracing the taboo topics within this arena. She makes clear that to be spiritual and/or religious, an individual does not need to be ashamed of the very aspects that make us all human. For all 20 and 30 something women out there looking for a book that will explore the topics that you're too afraid to address in the same sentence as "God", Donna Freitas is the author for you. Not only are these topics explored, but you will leave this book feeling empowered, and know that you truly are your own goddess of inner poise.