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Raised amid the arts and politics of midtown Manhattan, The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring became a Christian at 14 when her Dalton High School class visited a Convent, and the Priest said that God had been waiting to welcome her home. Her response was immediate and deep. She has devoted her life to living out God’s all-inclusive love through psychotherapeutic care, experiential educational programs for adults that build community and lead to personal growth and multi-racial and multi-cultural activities.
Educated at Vassar College and New York University, Bonnie completed Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Adult Education from Boston University, with additional graduate study at UCLA in Applied Behavioral Sciences and UCSF in Human Sexuality. She received a Master of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and taught there as Adjunct Faculty in Pastoral Theology. She has been recognized by Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Among American Women, and Who’s Who in the West. She offers Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction in Moss Beach, California.
After a lifetime of lay and ordained ministry in New York and California, Bonnie is culminating her career with the publication of Women Who Knew Jesus, the subject of retreats she has led for 30 years. In her poignant descriptions of all the women who encountered Jesus, including his mother, Bonnie brings the wisdom and understanding she has accrued from more than 45 years as a Licensed Psychologist and 30 years as an Episcopal Priest, Spiritual Director, and Retreat Leader.
Designed so that readers become engaged in the experiences of those women and with Jesus’ response to them, her book parallels her journey of faith in the company of those women during the second half of her life. Each woman is treated individually and sensitively to convey the impact that Jesus had on her. Opportunities exist throughout the book for the reader to add her own reflections and insights.