Rejoice, Beloved Woman!

Rejoice, Beloved Woman!

The Psalms Revisioned 

Author: Barbara Monda

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-893732-80-3

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: July 11, 2004

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If a woman wrote the psalms this is what they would sound like. While there are many books for women featuring the psalms, Barbara J. Monda is the first to offer a woman's version of these beloved sacred songs. She reveals a feminine image of God that embodies the strong yet nurturing feminine persona. Writing with a deep understanding of a woman's spiritual perspective, Monda has created poetry that speaks of God in both feminine and neutral terms. More than a new translation or the simple interjection of feminine language, here you will find a new vision of the psalms, fashioned through the passionate and enlightened eyes and heart of a woman.


"These psalms are beautifully done."

"These psalms are beautifully done. The images are strong, the rhythm is clear, and the prayers come across as full of meaning for the present. I particularly like Monda's use of the traditional, scriptural concepts that are nonsexist in connotation: el Shaddai, Ruach, Sophia, etc.

Joan Chittister, O.S.B., author of The Gift of Years

"Truly inclusive and wholesome."

"I was deeply touched as I read these psalms — they have a powerful beauty that is truly inclusive and wholesome.

Edwina Gateley, author of Soul Sisters: Women in Scripture Speak to Women Today