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The Mystics Would Like a Word by Shannon K. Evans

Pre-order a signed copy of the The Mystics Would Like a Word by Shannon K. Evans from Dog-Eared Books. Books will ship on or after publication day on September 10, 2024.

Discover a rich legacy of audacious women who forged a spirituality that is more embracing, more surprising, and more empowering than we ever imagined.

Shannon K. Evans, author and spiritual retreat director, wants Christian women to know that they’re not alone—that the female mystics have left us a model of Christian spirituality that welcomes the whole reality of womanhood. Journeying with six female mystics—Teresa of Avila, Margery Kempe, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, and Therese of Lisieux—Evans reveals that these women, like women today, desired a spirituality that was big enough to hold the female experiences of sexual intimacy and desire, the yearning for bodily autonomy, the challenges of fertility and motherhood, and life with male authority and sometimes violence. In each case, Evans presents a woman who has gone before, having fought for women’s experiences to be heard, understood, respected, and recognized as holy.

In The Mystics Would Like a Word readers will see that there is already a story of Christian faith and spirituality told by women, one that speaks directly to their own unique experiences, and that leads to wholeness, healing, and spiritual vitality.