Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and author, Falling Upward: "Finally, the body is getting its due as the normal and gifted vehicle for Spirit! It has taken us a long time to realize the Christian obvious, and Tricia Gates Brown is making it both more obvious and thoroughly Christian."
"That Jesus loves women as much as men may seem obvious. But, as Gates Brown rightly argues, many churches have conveyed a different message. . . ." — Melanie Springer Mock, reviewing in Mennonite World Review
"From the constrictions of fundamentalism, to losing her self in a first marriage, an awakening to the grace of nature, a mystical friendship with a Trappist monk, a failed second marriage, a new communion with Mexican culture, and coming to a yearned place of wholeness, Gates Brown beautifully articulates in intimate detail her story." —Hipfish Monthly
Summary: Jesus Loves Women
is the memoir of a girl raised in a fundamentalist Christian milieu she
casts off at a young age and of her quest to find wholeness and home,
spiritually and sexually.
Jesus Loves Women
is a story of grace, of how through the healing beauty of the Pacific
coast and the friendship of a Trappist monk, Tricia awakens to a
mystical understanding of God’s unconditional love. It is the story of
how one woman finds freedom from the shame, social conventions, and
religious pieties that constrict the lives of all women." —James
Loney, Author of Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War, in the
"Like a late night talk with my best friend, Tricia’s book gave me intimate insights into her life, my life and God’s love for us. Her fresh, rich words draw me to examine my life and God’s movement through it. By openly sharing the secrets we typically hide, she invites us to give ourselves the grace God does and to journey toward unreserved living and loving." —Susan Mark Landis, former Minister of Peace and Jusjlwe, Mennonite Church USA
piercing, blunt, lyrical, remarkable writer about the endless chambers
of joy and pain in the heart." —Brian
Doyle, Author of the novel Mink River
interested in a lyrical memoir combining a captivating narrative with
unusually candid yet tender insights on sexuality and Christian
spirituality informed by Buddhism.
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