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Unveiling the Secret Life of Bees

From the Popular Insights seriesUnveiling the Secret Life of Bees (30262A)

by Amy Lignitz Harken

Do you need to find ways to bring your whole being before God and to discover new ways to connect with God? Are you ready to encounter notions of remembrance, forgiveness, reconciliation, liberation, community, rituals, the feminine face of God?  If so you are ready for Unveiling the Secret Life of Bees!

In conversation with the Bible and Sue Monk Kidd's best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees (Penguin Books, 2003), Unveiling the Secret Life of Bees explores the embodiments of women, feminine power, relationships, and the importance of women in the life of the church. It looks at the roles of women in the Bible and how those roles are defined or redefined in The Secret Life of Bees, expanding our concepts of the "Divine mother," earthly mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and the "queen bee." Along the way, we encounter remembrance, forgiveness, reconciliation, liberation, community, rituals, the feminine face of God, and the important role women play in one another's lives.

This guide is a starting point for groups and individuals to find ways to bring our whole being before God and to discover new ways to connect with God.

ISBN: 9780827230262

Format: Print

Size: 8.50 x 5.50 inches

Weight: 0.43 lbs.

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 112

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