By Sara Maitland

Maitland, British novelist (Three occasions desk, Daughter of Jerusalem, Ancestral Truths, etc.) and Christian feminist (A Map of the hot Country), has right here produced a fantastically written booklet that's half paean to God and half explication of religion. regardless of its subtitle, it's also a considering person's seek, not only a feminist's. supplying within the glaring acts of divine construction buttresses for the novel act of human religion, Maitland's is a God who struggles to make Herself identified to and enjoyed by way of construction. "Joy is the sport, the taking part in, among God and God's creation," Maitland writes; and the results of her chronicling of that video game is, because the subtitle extra competently experiences, a pleased theology that, just like the God it celebrates, seems on construction and reveals it first-class. instructed for all who search to complement their non secular trips or just to extend their theological sensibilities.

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