The River Beyond the Dam

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Resource Publications (CA)
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author

Jean L. Waight is a memoirist whose work has appeared in Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim and in the anthologies Memory into Memoir and This Uncommon Solitude. Her sociology masters research appeared in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. She has worked in communications and community relations, and lives among tall conifers in Bellingham, Washington. For more visit


"Having tried to pretzel herself to fit inherited Christian teachings and then rejecting the lot in disgust, Jean Waight unexpectedly finds treasure behind door number three--inclusive, non-patriarchal, and liberating. Weaving an astonishing tapestry of canoeing, scholarship, mountaintop experience, and a very human set of fellow travelers, she brings us on her adventure forging a new identity. And a new understanding of Christianity emerges: that there is always a place for God in a rapidly changing world as long as we accept that we are continual works in progress."
--Cami Ostman, co-editor of Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions

"Jean Waight made room on her canoe and let me travel along her faith journey, and it was a most enjoyable ride. Many times along the way I was heartened and encouraged by Waight's words and perspectives. I felt like I was not alone on my own faith journey, but in good company. This book is a must read for any progressive Christian, or anyone interested in a fresh perspective on what a Christian life can look like. I wholeheartedly recommend this book, and I look forward to more from Waight."
--Priscilla Goins, author of Early Bird Special: An Oak Grove Story

"This is indeed a wild ride on the rapids. In a mix of personal reflection, metaphor, scholarly discourse, and just plain good storytelling, Jean Waight takes your mind to new places and shows you the power of faith in action. She shifts the very foundation of religious and philosophical thought for most people raised in traditional thinking; a gentle push to start your own journey."
--Kristin Noreen, author of On Silver Wings: A Life Reconstructed