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Learning to Walk in the Dark Audiobook

Learning to Walk in the Dark: Because Sometimes God Shows Up at Night

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers.

Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us "in the dark". She argues that we need to move away from our "solar spirituality" and ease our way into appreciating "lunar spirituality" (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most.

With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments.

©2014 Barbara Brown Taylor (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kindle Customer Hollywood, FL, United States 11-19-14
    Kindle Customer Hollywood, FL, United States 11-19-14 Member Since 2017
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Learning to Walk in the Dark to be better than the print version?

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Learning to Walk in the Dark?

    How the author compared many forms of darkness throughout the book: physical, spiritual, emotional.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    I have always had a fear of the dark and after listening to this book I am much more open to darkness because it has it's place. Made me look at where that fear came from.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Josh 08-14-15
    Josh 08-14-15
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    This book is full of profound thinking and beautiful writing. What more could you want?

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    R. Southwell Atlanta, GA 04-24-15
    R. Southwell Atlanta, GA 04-24-15

    Semanary Student

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    "the blessing of letting go"

    BBT illuminates the darkness with her hounest reflection and curiosity. she is able to help foster new perspectives on Faith, theology, and God's prsence. This book will help you to evaluate your fears and if you are willing, release you from a desperate attempt to hold on to belief that is no longer working for you. I love this book. I pray it can bless you as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 03-21-15
    Amy 03-21-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Life Giving Journey"

    Listening to the author reading this book gave it a depth that helped make the insights even more powerful. I have read most of Barbara Brown-Taylor's books listening has made not only the content but the experience remarkable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connie 01-18-15
    Connie 01-18-15
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    Will need to listen to again. Interesting perception. Open to explore some of her ideas. Also will get a book by another author recommended by her at end of book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PA 04-19-17
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    "Darkness can be light"

    While listening to this book I find myself with a yearning for the dark. Not as punishment rather to clarify the light.
    I even told my 3 3/4 yr old grandson not to fear the dark.
    Thank you for the journey into and through the darkness.

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    Doug Elizabethtown, IN, United States 12-23-16
    Doug Elizabethtown, IN, United States 12-23-16 Member Since 2006

    Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. C.S. Lewis

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    I appreciate that Ms. Brown gained renewed faith from her journey, but I couldn't follow the story beyond "Light pollution is bad" and "the Bible always links 'darkness' with 'evil.'"
    I agree with the former. I have no problem with the latter - I'm not into semantics games.

    I think it was Ambrose Bierce who wrote "O children of the sunlight and gas lamp, you know not of half the world in which you live." Very true, and I think Ms. Brown was following that course of logic. Perhaps I expected too much.

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    Paul Good 08-06-16
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    "Discovering the gifts of darkeness"

    Beautifully written. Lovingly read. Deeply moving and provoking. You don't want to miss a word.

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    Paul Sutton 06-17-16
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    I was introduced to Barbara Brown Taylor through the Oprah show. This book has a great message, and I love it that the author delivers it in her own, marvelously soothing and sincere voice. Like her, I, too, am discovering ways of relating to people, to the world, and to God that I almost completely missed in spite of trying ardently to live a life of faith throughout my adult years. This book can be a wonderful complement and supplement to the lives of those who are discovering that mere solar Christianity, while well intended, doesn't begin to give us the whole picture of what a spiritual life means.

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    Lourdes 02-06-16
    Lourdes 02-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "beauty in dark"

    "The Moon is a truer mirror of my soul"
    Loved it everything about it. I couldn't stop listening to it. Insightful.

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