When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions

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Harper Collins, Sep 20, 2016 - Religion - 240 pages

The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace.

"Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."—Baltimore Sun

"Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."—Bookstore Journal

Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."

 

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User Review  - John_Warner - LibraryThing

This is an excellent source text for those who are on a personal spiritual journey or are leading a spiritual retreat. Sue Monk Kidd encountering a mid-life crisis writes of her transformation of the spirit to become more what God would have us evolve into. Read full review

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User Review  - BethieBear - LibraryThing

Perhaps it's a timing thing, but this book was an amazing read for me. Like the author, I am going through a bit of a funk in midlife so her stories and insights resonated with me. Perhaps I would not enjoy it at another stage in life but right now it was the book I needed to read. Read full review

Contents

Dedication
Quickaholic Spirituality
From False Self to True Self
Crisis as Opportunity
Letting
Concentrated Stillness
Incubating the Darkness
Unfurling New Wings
Learn More about Sue Monk Kidd
When the Heart Waits Leaders Guide Questions
About the Author
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Sue Monk Kidd is the author of the bestselling novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, as well as the award-winning The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and God's Joyful Surprise.

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