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Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

I was taken by the first paragraph of The Spiral Staircase, though I was wondering what had overtaken me to loan the memoir from the library. Only two days before I had told myself, “Enough of the ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Marjorie Thelen - Goodreads

This book by Karen Armstrong, one of many she has written, is about her transition from life in a convent to the outside world. She entered the convent in 1962 as a teenager and left seven years later ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Debbie "DJ" Wilson - Goodreads

Received through Goodreads First Reads. (Thanks!) Karen Armstrong is nothing less than a master of the written word. While this is a memoir of her life, it is also a powerful look into religious ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

Many of us seem to be searching for more meaning in our lives and look for answers in a living God. Karen Armstrong showed remarkable courage in exposing her soul in her lifelong search for a ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Longfellow - Goodreads

The Spiral Staircase prodded my brain into thinking and stirred my dormant, meditative resources. This memoir covers Karen Armstrong's seven-year experience as a nun and her departure from the convent ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Rachielle - Goodreads

In the Spiral Staircase, Karen Armstrong writes about her emergence into the real world after leaving the convent, where she was a Catholic nun for seven years. In it, she chronicles her climb out of ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Debbie Wilson - Goodreads

Received through Goodreads First Reads. (Thanks!) Karen Armstrong is nothing less than a master of the written word. While this is a memoir of her life, it is also a powerful look into religious ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Kathi - Goodreads

I am glad that I read this book, and am even happier to know that Karen Armstrong seems to be mostly In The Light after so many years of struggle. I cannot, however, recommend The Spiral Staircase to ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Tammy - Goodreads

This was a great book... another author that writes in a way that motivates you from the heart not just your head knowledge. This is a quote I liked a lot.. “The constant reprimands made me ... Read full review

Review: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

Every once in a while, I get around to reading a book that surprises me because the author has put into words things that I have felt the urge to say, but not had the words for, nor had ever seen in ... Read full review

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