I finished reading Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd over a week ago. I have blogged off of some ideas that it spurred, but I have no been able to review it. It is just such a complex idea - this book. How do I tell you what I thought of it?
I will start by saying that I enjoyed reading Dance. I enjoyed it very much, actually. Kidd has a gift for sharing herself and her stories. She is a talented writer. Whether she writes about a subject I can relate to or one more distant from me, I still find myself drawn in. Her images are paintings with the paint still wet on its canvas. I could not help but enjoy this book.
I can't really review the ideas set forth by this book in a simple blog entry. I sometimes nodded, mumbled an adamant amen, scratched my head in confusion and disagreed violently. Always, emotions were evoked. Like I said, she is a good writer. In this book, she shares her journey through modern Religion to her Faith. Her story is not my story. As women, as people, we need to hear each other's stories, however, and I am blessed to have heard hers.
I have blogged some quotes from this book and some thoughts it sparked in the following entries:
I Had a Dream
Beginning at Zero
13 Quotes from Dance of the Dissident Daughter
Just the Facts, Ma'am
Interview with Me
13 Quotes from a Lovely Book
There will probably be more entries to come. I will try to remember to update this list, if that is so. I chose this book from Bonnie's list, and I am glad I did. I have "danced" around it for ages and it was time to take the plunge. Thanks, Bonnie!