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God Who Looks Like Me by Patricia Lyn Reilly
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God Who Looks Like Me by Patricia Lyn Reilly
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Feb 20, 1996 | ISBN 9780345402332

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Author Essay

Patricia Lynn Reilly is a unique woman with whom I have had the pleasure of meeting and working.  Raised Roman Catholic, she became a Protestant Fundamentalist as a teenager after enduring a harsh childhood of abuse and stays in foster homes and orphanages.  Later, after getting her undergraduate degree at a Christian college in Tennessee, she took a job as Director of Religious Education at her home church in New Jersey. God the Father reigned undisturbed in Reilly’s psyche until she entered Princeton’s prestigious Theological Seminary.  One of her professors reminded Reilly that God was "spirit" and therefore could not be contained solely in the image of the Father.  His suggestion that she experiment with alternate images of divine launched Reilly on a revolutionary journey toward the feminine face of God.

Since then Reilly has committed her life to helping women re-imagine the Divine.  In A God Who Looks Like Me she challenges and redefines religion from a woman’s perspective.  Through her workshops across the United States, and her work as the co-director of the Circle of Life Women’s Center in Northern California, Reilly has helped thousands of women from all religious backgrounds to sort through religious images, stories and dogmas to name their own gods.  

I went to one of Patricia Lynn Reilly’s mini-workshops at a Barnes & Noble in New York and she is truly inspiring.  If you are a fan of women’s studies and/or religion studies, you will want to read A God Who Looks Like Me.  

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