Book Review:Weaving Faith And Experience

Weaving Faith and Experience: AWoman's Perspective by Patricia Cooney Hathaway is a book meant to guide women spiritually throughout the various stages and times of their lives.  Ms. Hathaway divides the book into four main chapters: 1. The Spring and Summer of Life 2. The Autumn of Life: Paradoxical Faith 3. The Autumn of Life: Intentional Faith  4. The Winter of Life: Trustful Faith.
Each chapter gives a thorough explanation of these stages of life supported by Scripture and writings from various saints. At the end of each chapter are discussion questions, a reflection and prayer. The discussion questions make it conducive to group study.
I have to admit, I had a tough time with this book primarily because I simply did not find much of what the author had to say resonating within my own life. This does not make it a bad book. It may be that I am just not ready for it at this time in my life. I did find the reflections and prayers spiritually edifying.
If you are looking for a way to understand you faith and spirituality more deeply as a group study or as an individual self study, this book will serve the purpose.
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Note: The author of this review received only a copy of the book in exchange for the review.