"Dr. Stramara has provided not only a rich resource for theologians but a treasury of prayer for the people of God. His introduction alone is invaluable, opening out . . . the depth, breadth, historical and geographical universality, and unquestionable authority and legitimacy in the Christian tradition of the appreciation of the feminine character of God. By embodying his scholarship in the genre of an Office book he encourages the reader/prayer to assimilate the holistic truth of who God is for us not only with the mind but also with the heart."
--Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM, STD
Professor Emerita of New Testament and Christian Spirituality
Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University
"Stramara has resoundingly substantiated that the use of feminine imagery for God springs from the 'heart of the church,' endorsed by ecumenical councils, fathers and doctors of the church, and renowned saints from every century. This book provides a beautiful service in furthering one's experience of God."
--Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ
Distinguished Professor of Theology
"The fruit of years of reading and research, Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother is a monumental achievement of scholarship and devotion. Stramara mines the riches of Scripture and church tradition to reveal a treasury of feminine analogies and metaphors for God. Equally suitable for Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant readers, this anthology will be a standard reference of feminine images for the Divine for years to come."
--Wilburn T. Stancil
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies