"Is there really a dragon out there? Wait...I'm supposed to do something about it?" —Eve, the Innocent
IN THIS HIGHLY CREATIVE APPROACH to the problems all women face in varying degrees througout their lives, Brenda Wilbee identifies the many choices women have when faced with conflict and pain. Beginning with Eve the Innocent, Wilbee asserts that even though women would like to go back to the Garden of Eden and childhood innocence, they must confront their inner and outer dragons and grow beyond denial into the kind of action that brings a strong and healthy self-awareness—and allows us all to become a healing force in the world.
Based on six archetypes identified by Carol S. Pearson in The Hero Within, Brenda defines six major choices women have at their disposal for any given conflict. Each choice is explained using women from the Bible, history, literature and fairy tale, and from contemporary women and herself. Her research is extensive and woven throughout the stories.
Wilbee, a gifted writer and a keen observer of life, has written a book that could not be more timely for women as well as men.
..........—Bruce Larson, author of Living Beyond Our Fears
A wonderful application of ideas in The Hero Within to the issue of conflict resolution for women in a conservative context. It is well filled with stories, examples, and pertinent biblical parallels.
..........—Carol S. Pearson, author of The Hero Withing