9781933495828-1933495820-The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

ISBN-13: 9781933495828
ISBN-10: 1933495820
Author: Paintner, Christine Valters
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Sorin Books
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781933495828
ISBN-10: 1933495820
Author: Paintner, Christine Valters
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Sorin Books
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Paintner, Christine Valters wrote The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women comprising 224 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1933495820 and 9781933495828. Since then The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.76 or rent at the marketplace.

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The distorted view of the perfect female body created by popular culture, television, movies, and the media often causes women to become uncomfortable with their own bodies. Christine Valters Paintner, popular author of nine books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, draws from Celtic, desert, and Benedictine traditions to help women connect with their bodies through writing, visual art, and movement.

In The Wisdom of the Body, Christine Valters Paintner focuses on the true meaning of the Incarnation—God became flesh—and points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us.

Each of the book’s ten chapters is a mini-workshop designed to lead us to new ways of being in relationship with our bodies. Starting with the senses and shifting toward emotions and desires, Paintner explores their role as thresholds to discovering the body’s wisdom. She draws from Christian tradition to offer principles and practices such as stability, hospitality, and gratitude to lead us on a journey that ends with a sense of deep peace and self-acceptance.

Through expressive arts and creative movement, Paintner demonstrates a new a language and way of integrating and sharing our discoveries. By exploring the lives of women in the Bible and in the Christian tradition—including Eve, Mary, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Amma Syncletica—Paintner introduces us to companions that accompany us on our journey.

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