Friday, June 26, 2015
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Also by the author:
Children of the Earth Remember
The Family of the Earth
Friday, June 12, 2015
Like many of McKinley's works this novel is based on a folktale: Donkey Skin by Charles Perrault. McKinley's style is engrossing and I always feel a kinship toward the characters she puts forth. While Lissla's circumstances are far more dire than any I have experienced, I could see my own life reflected in her feelings of brokenness and I recalled my own experience in healing while reading.
Donkey Skin - Charles Perrault
Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
Friday, June 5, 2015
Part Three presents Martin Luther's understanding of Mary, the divine feminine, and finally what Mary means to followers of Christianity today.
Although this contained a lot of information I was already aware of, that information was presented in a readable and concise manner. It also contained a lot of new information for me, like the milk imagery and Martin Luther's perspective on Mary. I felt it handled the controversial 'praying to Mary' argument well, which as a Catholic is important to me. Whether a seasoned reader on the topic or new, I would recommend this book.
Goddesses and the Divine Feminine - Rosemary Ruether