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
—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
—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
—Catherine Kroeger, adjunct professor, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; and coeditor, the IVP Women’s Bible Commentary
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