Discovering the Feminine Genius presents a framework in which women can discover and understand their human and spiritual journey as a daughter of God, a woman, a unique individual, and spouse of the Spirit. Katrina Zeno, renowned speaker on the theology of the body, explores the role of women in our complex world.Based on an immensely successful womens retreat that KatrinDiscovering the Feminine Genius presents a framework in which women can discover and understand their human and spiritual journey as a daughter of God, a woman, a unique individual, and spouse of the Spirit. Katrina Zeno, renowned speaker on the theology of the body, explores the role of women in our complex world.Based on an immensely successful womens retreat that Katrina Zeno has been offering for the past decade, Discovering the Feminine Genius continues Zenos exploration of women seeking to understand their own journey.Previous edition titled Every Woman's Journey...
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Discovering the Feminine Genius: Every Woman's Journey Reviews
Overall an excellent read. Sometimes she stretched a little too far with her analogies; in terms of best translator of JPII's Theology of the Body teachings, Christopher West is still better.There's also a chapter in there for the men. Would recommend 12+ .
A refreshing take on theology of the body and a very quick read. Every time I thought, "But what about...?" for any particular topic, boom, the next chapter would word-for-word address it!
I was given this book as a follow-up to Theology of the Body, and as such I found it over-simplistic and even immature at times.
This summer I agreed to take part in a reading series hosted by the mother’s group at my church. The ladies that chose to take part in the program voted on the books they’d like to read, and then the books were selected based on the votes. The second book I’ve read for the series, >i>Discovering the Feminine Genius is so good, I knew I had to review it for my blog.The author takes the principles from Pope John Paul II’s writings – especially from Theology of the Body – and puts them in a highly readable and personally applicable format. I’ve always felt that a good faith-based book should do three things: draw you into a closer relationship with God, teach you more about your faith, and finally, help you further along your faith path by giving you some practical suggestions to help you in your day to day life. This book clearly does all three.Our American culture is so contradictory to the tenets of the Catholic faith – I would dare say to most religious beliefs. Zeno’s book is an important counter to the misinformation fed to us by modern media. It discusses the divine purpose of womanhood (and indeed all humanity) as one of union and communion. With each other and with God. That said, she also stresses that all women “are called to spiritual motherhood because motherhood is knit into the very structure of a woman’s being.”The beauty of this book is that it so eloquently affirms woman’s role in God’s grand design. It explains the teachings of the Catholic faith as it relates to women and relationships in a way that makes perfect sense. In this day and age, when American culture’s misunderstanding of the Church’s positions is so prevalent, a book like Discovering the Feminine Genius is so important.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I wasn't expecting very much, since I've never heard of it before. I thought I would have come across it in my exposure to gender-specific books about spirituality. Well, I was wrong. This was pretty delightful. It gave me a lot to think about, including about men's spirituality and how it fits within the framework for women's spirituality that Katrina establishes. Although I don't wish anyone pain, I think her experience as a previously-married single mother contributes a lot to her understanding of women's spirituality. It's not so closely tied to marriage (since hers ended), although it is deeply connected to motherhood. And hey, I feel way better about my being only a spiritual mother! Everyone wins!Read my full review at ATX Catholic.
Though provoking writing that examined how we as women can use our God given strengths in our everyday lives. Things like mothering, serving, etc, that can be applied not just to mothers, but to any woman. Many books on this topic that I have read are more conservative and less realistic for our modern culture. However, Zeno, as a divorcee herself, provided applicable examples for modern women. Quick and thoughtful read.
A good read but very much like all the other pro-Catholic feminism books I've read lately. More fluffy though (if that makes any sense)Alice von Hildebrand is MILES above this - but it still has encouraging words on how to live a good, spiritual life as a Catholic woman. I do love the theme of "daughter first, then a bride".
This was the first book I read that made me aware of spiritual motherhood. As a woman who doesn't have children, I found it insightful to learn that as women we are all called to motherhood in some form. This book helped me to discover how my womanhood and spirituality are connected.
I read this one in Spanish and it is just a jewel for every woman of every time. Katrina as usual delivers a clear message based on the Theology of the Body, that will open your eyes to the great Gift you are.