If you read "Five Stages of the Soul" and were fascinated by his reference to the women mystics of the Rhineland, "Enduring Grace" will give you a ggood overview of how they all developed. These women mystics are fascinating. Prepare for major life changes to occur while you read this book and open yourself up to their lives. Depending on your search, this book can be all you need or a great staring point for more information.
Enduring Grace presents the special contributions of women mystics. It gives a clear and realistic discription of the women, their lives and the times in which they lived. In doing this, they come alive as real people who faced day to day difficulties, no different than the modern day reader. In regard to some of their more unusual behavior, Flinders encourages the reader to view the mystics with compassion and understanding. Flinders illucidates how very ordinary women transformed themselves into extraordinary individuals who made extraordinary contributions. She further illistrates how these women belong to us all and gives every female reader a legacy which she can claim as her own.
I have read this book several times just for myself, and was enchanted with it. I have used it with theology students (university level) who respond well to it and like it very, very much indeed. A good introduction to women in the Christian tradition and in the mystical tradition, one recommended to anyone, especially the intrigued non-specialist.