Dr Gladys Ganiel, Queen’s University Belfast

In Spirituality at the School Gate, Diane Jackson uncovers the exceptional in the everyday, alerting us to insights that should become central to our understanding of the spirituality of motherhood and women’s relationships.

… in her quest to integrate the sociology of religion and practical theology, Jackson has an important message for readers beyond the academy. These are the mothers who, like her previous self, have not yet realised that the ground outside the school gate is indeed holy. There is hope for these women within these pages, which must only serve as an encouragement towards the enrichment of their own spiritual lives.