Rewilding Motherhood: Your Path to an Empowered Feminine Spirituality

Women are often told by their communities that being a mother will complete or define them. But many women find themselves depleted and spiritually stagnant amid the everyday demands of being a mom. They long to experience a rich inner life but feel there is rarely enough time, energy, or stillness to connect with God in a meaningful way.

Drawn from the contemplative Catholic tradition and Shannon K. Evans’s own parenting experience, Rewilding Motherhood helps mothers deepen their connection to God through practices inherent to the life they’re living now. Shannon encourages women to see motherhood as an opportunity to discover a vibrant feminine spirituality and a deeper knowledge of God and self.


“If you are a mother who longs to feel at home in motherhood–or a seeker who wrestles with finding a home in faith–Shannon Evans offers a new way to encounter the divine within the ordinary.” —Laura Kelly Fanucci, author of Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting

“Evans takes us on a journey to explore the fullness of our identities as women. This book surprised me, taught me, and held me, reminding me not only of the gift of being a mother but also the gift of coming home to myself in every way possible.” —Kaitlin B. Curtice, author of Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God

“This book feels right on time, giving us permission to wonder and wander, finding God–and ourselves–in the magical and mysterious moments of motherhood and in the mundane ones too.” —Kayla Craig, author of To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers and Liturgies for Parents; cofounder of Upside Down Podcast

“In a culture that has long minimized the full humanity of women, Evans invites us to a more expansive view of motherhood and ultimately femininity. Rewilding Motherhood is both a fierce encouragement and a deep exhale. I’m grateful for this book.” —Aundi Kolber, therapist; author of Try Softer and The Try Softer Guided Journey


Shannon K. Evans, a writer in the contemplative Catholic tradition, is a monthly columnist for and a regular contributor to Franciscan Media. She has written for Blessed Is She, Verily magazine, Romper, America, and Relevant and is the author of Embracing Weakness. Evans speaks regularly at churches, small groups, conferences, and retreats on topics related to motherhood, prayer, and justice and leads groups in guided meditation. She is a mother of five and lives in Ames, Iowa. Visit her website here.

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