Chasing Sophia: Reclaiming the Lost Wisdom of Jesus
April 2007, Jossey-Bass
Who Needs Sophia?
Chapter One: Sophia Reawakened.
Chapter Two: The Intuitive Edge.
Chapter Three: Faith of Our Fathers.
Chapter Four: It’s in Your Bones.
Chapter Five: Memorias Vivas.
Chapter Six: Your Own Personal Jesus.
Chapter Seven: Prophetic Voices.
Chapter Eight: Future Wisdom.
"We may silently wonder: what choices yield the richest life? Is there Wisdom that is true and faithful even in our complexity and loneliness? Lilian Calles Barger reveals the deepest Wisdom who is timeless, hopeful, and life-giving. Wisdom, as a Person, Wisdom with a face . . . the face we’ve been searching for all our lives."
—Kelly Monroe Kullberg, author Finding God Beyond Harvard; editor, Finding God at Harvard
"Chasing Sophia is comforting and challenging, disturbing and hopeful. Its wisdom lies in bravely telling the story of where women are spiritually and how they got there—all for the purpose of forging a more satisfying a more satisfying path forward."
—Diane Connolly, editor, ReligionLink.org
"Lilian Barger doesn’t play games. She is honest about how her own Christian tradition has failed women, but warns that if we turn our backs on Jesus, we’ve thrown out the baby with the bathwater. Chasing Sophia will challenge women of all persuasions in their quest for true wisdom."
—Carolyn Custis James, author, Lost Women of the Bible and The Gospel of Ruth
"Lilian Calles Barger brings a great deal of her own wisdom to this book, challenging women to draw on the varied paths to self-understanding: nature, our bodies, sacred text and the community of faith. Above all, the book is a call for women to embark upon an inward journey that will lead to an experiential insight of themselves and of the world in which God has placed them."
—Catherine Kroeger, adjunct professor, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; and coeditor, the IVP Women’s Bible Commentary