"Here is a book we have needed for a long time, a book that will help Christians— who affirm that 'the Word became flesh'— overcome their baffling historic aversion to the body and learn to honor it. Stephanie Paulsell is a wise and compassionate guide, and she has given us the most compelling treatment of this topic I've ever read. May her insights be received, and embodied, by many."
— Parker Palmer, author, "Let Your Life Speak "and "The Courage to Teach
" ""Honoring the Body" is an elegantly written book. It is filled with wisdom, insight from the Christian tradition, and incisive analysis of a crucial yet vexing practice of Christian life. It also is eminently practical, a call to transformed thinking and living. I heartily commend it."
— L. Gregory Jones, author, "Embodying Forgiveness," and dean of Duke Divinity School
"As I read through Paulsell's book, I found myself laughing one moment and crying the next, and what's even more amazing, throughout it all, I found myself thinking, thinking deeply and in new ways about not only great 'theological truths' but about little things like how I bathe, why I run, and who set the dinner table. A remarkable and rare book."
— Serene Jones, author, "Feminist Theory and Christian Theology: Cartographies of Grace, " and associate professor of theology at Yale Divinity School
"A profound, passionate, and exquisitely 'simple' Christian meditation on the messy and beautiful facts of embodied human life."
— Kathryn E. Tanner, author, "Theories of Culture, The Politics of God, "and "God and Creation in Christian Theology, "and professor of theology at the University of ChicagoDivinity School