Jane Hirshfield has gathered together in this book an incredibly diverse anthology of hymns, poems, prayers, and songs. Among the 70 women represented are rebels and heretics who found their own way to creative expression and spiritual fulfillment. Hirshfield includes many religious traditions and mines fresh material from East and West, indigenous and modern cultures. The book fulfills its mission to "compensate for the all too frequent omission of women's voices from the wide chorus of the world's sacred singing."