'Wise Faith' Patricia Killen writes, 'is not the faith of little girls or of male-defined women ... I believe it is what most women who remain within the Christian denominations seek: a faith that creatively confronts the death-dealing and the life-giving aspects in our Christian heritage, that finds healthy and nurturing ways to reconceive and relate to that tradition, and that uncovers possibilities for fuller life. 'Such faith does not come to a woman as an intellectual concept to be possessed, however, or as a self-willed state of autonomous freedom. Rather, wise faith comes finally as gift, a surprising, unsettling gift that a woman receives as she makes the journey into her life. Insightful reflection questions and exercises at the end of each chapter invite individuals or small groups to make that journey.