Praise for Urgent Message from Mother
"Jean Shinoda Bolen's Urgent Message from Mother is a book whose time has come. Our earth home and all forms of life in it are at grave risk. We men have had our turn and made a proper mess of things. We need women to save us. I pray that many will read Bolen's work and be inspired then to act appropriately. Time is running out."
~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
Chairman of The Truth and Reconciliation
Commission of South Africa,
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
"This is the most inspiring and optimistic book I've read in years. It tells how women working together can bring us peace and save the planet. Jean Shinoda Bolen invites us all to join the next, most powerful wave of the women's movement. Count me in!"
~ Isabel Allende, author of
Zorro, House of Spirits, Paula
"Jean Shinoda Bolen shows us how the cult of masculinity is endangering us all. Women and men are equally human and fallible but at least women don't have our masculinity to prove--and that alone may make us the main saviors of this fragile Spaceship Earth."
~ Gloria Steinem, cofounder of
and the Ms. Foundation for Women
"Never have we needed the wisdom of Jean Shinoda Bolen more. This book brought me back to my spiritual center reminding me how much we need the stories of women to restore empathy to the world. Bolen has given us all an assignment: Gather, circle, act. Mother Earth is asking for our help. How can we not respond?"
Terry Tempest Williams, author of
The Open Space of Democracy and Refuge
"Jean Shinoda Bolen's Urgent Message from Mother, Gather the Women, Save the World aims at a day that is coming but has not arrived. A day when religions will not be exclusively patriarchal, when makers of war will first ask questions which mothers ask, when societies will measure success factoring in the health of our planet as of the first order! This book emboldens readers by referring to ancient wisdom that has been muted and by aspiring to a way of living in the future that includes the feminine genius. Obviously the critical matter of garnering and direction; more will follow, no doubt. But Urgent Message from Mother moves our attention upward to a time of needed fundamental change in the way people of this world think and act. It is a foundational book and a strong one."
~ The Right Reverend William E.
Episcopal Bishop of California and
President of the United Religions Initiative
"Jean Shinoda Bolen's potent Urgent Message from Mother has the empowerment to be the right catalyst for the right time. This book will most certainly motivate women to gather together to be spiritually uplifted and to bring to the world the love and peace that is so sadly lacking in the world we see today."
Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., founder,
Center for Attitudinal Healing
"Urgent Message from Mother is a passionate book, a call from the heart. Drawing from archeological and cultural sources, Jean Shinoda Bolen shows that we can shift from the path of domination and violence that threatens us all to a world of peace and partnership-if women worldwide put our love into action at this critical moment in history."
~ Riane Eisler, author of The
Chalice and The Blade,
Sacred Pleasure, and The Power of Partnership
"Urgent Message From Mother is a heart-shaking book which offers a powerful vision of why the world must change and how such a pivotal undertaking might be accomplished. In these compact pages Jean Shinoda Bolen courageously brings us to the brink of an erupting and necessary wisdom and to a feminine spiritual activism whose time is here and now."
~ Sue Monk Kidd,
author of The Mermaid Chair
and The Secret Life of Bees
"Urgent Message From Mother is a timely call for a new wave of feminism that will inspire and galvanize women and girls everywhere. I applaud Jean's call to action!"
~ Marilyn Fowler, President
of Women's Intercultural Network,
State Coordinator California Women's Agenda
"There has been a major change in the world since the end of World War II. While many problems still affect humanity, the Earth, our Mother, has become preoccupation and priority number one. Jean Shinoda Bolen's Urgent Message from Mother comes as a true blessing. May it receive a wide audience and have a profound impact."
~ Dr. Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. Awarded UNESCO Education Prize
"An inspiring call to action, powered by real examples of how women can save the world."
~Gloria Feldt, author of
The War on Choice :
The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights
and How to Fight Back,
and former president,
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
"Always urging us into circle and into peace, the healing power of Jean Shinoda Bolen's work and thought transforms all who will allow encounter. Jean never tires of wanting, and working for our freedom, our healing and our health.
~ Alice Walker,
Pulitzer Prize winner, activist,
author of The Color Purple and
The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart
"Jean Shinoda Bolen has done it again. Urgent Message from Mother shows us as women who we are and what our destiny is, leaving no wiggle room to feign powerlessness. Saving the world requires women’s wisdom and mothering now."
Smith Melton, Executive Director, PEACE X PEACE,
Executive Producer Women on the Front Lines
"If Jean Shinoda Bolen says, 'Gather the women," I'm there. Urgent Message from Mother is a call to the deepest womanself -- our assion, our wisdom, ourintelligence, our love. Just reading the book gives comfort and hope, reminding us who we are and what we're capable of doing. Bravo!"
~ Marianne Williamson,
author of A Return to Love, The Gift of
founder of The Peace Alliance