The Feminine Spirit at the Heart of the Bible (Paperback)
Nautilus Book Awards 2020 winner
"Put aside all you preconceptions about the Bible and pick up this book. Lynne Bundesen imagines what it means to breathe a women's spirit into sacred narrative. She enriches our understanding and nourishes our souls."
-Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks and many children's books, including Noah's Wife and But God Remembered: Stories for Women from Creation to the Promised Land
"In an accessible and comprehensive way, Lynne Bundesen weaves together linguistic knowledge, insightful exegesis, history of interpretation, and feminist biblical scholarship to reveal feminine spirit-the female divine and the divine female-from Genesis to Revelation. Feminine Spirit at the Heart of the Bible is a book that Christians hungry for God the Mother will read with pleasure and share with enthusiasm."
-Mary Ann Beavis, professor of Religious Studies, author of Christian Goddess Spirituality: Enchanting Christianity, editor of She Rises, and founding editor of The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
"Lynne Bundesen's The Feminine Spirit at the Heart of the Bible is an insightful reading of the Jewish and Christian scriptures focusing on the feminine, nurturing side of the divine. It calls out misinterpretations, mistranslations, and biased readings that have held women down and back for centuries. Accessible to the general reader, it is nonetheless based on sound scholarship. It is ideal for individual study or group sessions."
-Alice Ogden Bellis, Hebrew Bible professor and author of Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes: Women's Stories in the Hebrew Bible and Proverbs
"Bundesen's knowledge of the Bible is clear throughout, as is her agenda: to offer a new way to read the Bible with women in the limelight."
(Updated 2019 edition -THIS IS A NEW AND GREATLY EXPANDED VERSION OF AN EARLIER TITLE BY THIS AUTHOR.)