Archive | January 2013

Why we do social justice…


Reverend Debbie Lee is one of forty women interviewed in Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine.

Debbie says that she experiences God in the multitude. When asked about her faith and her work for immigrant rights, she responds, “Spirituality is why we do social justice. It’s what makes social justice work.”

Debbie Lee is a United Church of Christ minister and the Director of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights

Birthing God: Reverenda Rhina Ramos

‘El reino esta entre ustedes’ is what someone explained to me one day: We build the kingdom of God among us.  My Christian faith informs and calls me to the cause of justice, and justice fuels my faith.

Reverenda Rhina Ramos, UCC minister

Rhina is one of forty women interviewed in Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine. Pre-order your copy now by clicking on the link below!

This entry was posted on January 23, 2013. 3 Comments

Praise for Birthing God

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BIRTHING GOD: Women’s Experiences of the Divine collects testimony from a diverse, fascinating group of women who challenge us to understand divinity and spirituality beyond traditional ideas of gender and dogma.  This book offers reflection, inspiration, and even practical guidance for anyone seeking to experience her faith more deeply.

–Lisa Catherine Harper, author of A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood



Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine

Birthing God cover

Powerful narratives of suffering, love, and hope that inspire

both personal and collective transformation.

 In Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine, 40 women of faith describe inspirational, Spirit-filled moments: a Korean student feels the hands of God supporting her despite excruciating torture; a grieving pastor walks a labyrinth and rediscovers the Rock of her existence; a human rights advocate re-encounters Allah in an intensely visceral moment in the sun; a Salvadoran peasant woman under fire discovers within herself the God who gives her courage. Each woman’s story invites reflection and the deepening of readers’ own spiritual practices.

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Advance Praise for Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine

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“At last, a vibrant investigation into the lived spirituality of God-intoxicated women! Lana Dalberg’s Birthing God is more than a series of snapshots into the lives and thoughts of deeply spiritual women; it is a glimpse into the living Divine as She makes Herself known to us through these amazing seekers. The result is a spirituality of radical openness that offers a much-needed alternative to the closed-hearted and narrow-minded spirituality that dominates so much of contemporary religion.”

Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature