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The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
The acclaimed spiritual memoir from the author of The Secret Life of BeesI was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised and, in fact, a little terrified when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening. — Sue Monk was a "conventionally religious,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060645892
ISBN-10: 006064589X
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 238
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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reviewed The Dance of the Dissident Daughter on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Sue Monk Kidd is a former Christian author who began to question her role as a woman in her culture, her family, and her church. *Dissident Daughter* is a wonderfully touching memoir of her search for the sacred feminine, and a way to retain her heartfelt connections with Christianity while embracing that sacred feminine.

I absolutely loved this book! It gave me "permission" to look beyond what is preached in the church to find a connection to the sacred for myself, without requiring me to give up everything I have known and believed my entire life as a Christian.
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Helpful Score: 5
This book was quite eye-opening, especially in terms of a father/daughter relationship. Not a light read, but recommend this from the author of The Secret Life of Bees.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed The Dance of the Dissident Daughter on + 1292 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Monk's spiritual journey as she begins to question the patriarchal structure of mainstream Christianity and seeks the Feminine Divine is an honest and well-crafted story of one woman's spiritual journey, yet it never transcends itself. Lots of source material is cited for those who wish to dig deeper.
loveofjoe11 avatar reviewed The Dance of the Dissident Daughter on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I think if I was older I may have gotten more out of this book (I'm 25). I started reading this book about 6 months ago as part of a Lenten journey. I have drifted away from the Church and wanted to help grow closer in my faith, whatever form it ends up taking. Since I haven't gone through a lot of experiences similar to Monk, I couldn't relate as well. I also have to say I rarely read non-fiction and that is probably why I put it down for four months before I picked it back up to finish. Overall, I think it's a good story about personal-growth that some women will be better able to relate than others.
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Helpful Score: 2
I did not finish reading this book. I found for me that I couldn't get into it because I had a hard time relating to a lot of what Kidd said. I think it mostly related to being in different stages of life.
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