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From the best-selling author of The Secret Life of Bees, an inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace...

Blending her own experience 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". Full of wisdom, poise, and grace, Kidd's words will encourage us along our spiritual journey, toward becoming who we truly are.

©2016 Sue Monk Kidd (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 06-22-18

A spiritual classic

This is quite simply one of the best books I've ever read. SMK was still firmly rooted in the Christian tradition (her contemplative, socially progressive phase) when she wrote this account of her two-year struggle with a mid-life psycho-spiritual crisis that some would call a Dark Night of the Soul...and that's a good thing, as this grounding in a single faith tradition provided a level of substance and depth to draw from that her more New Age follow-up, "Dance of the Dissident Daughter" often lacked. (Ironically, this book feels much more inclusive and universal in tone, maybe because it wasn't directed solely at women on a feminist journey, as "Dissident Daughter" was.) Anyway, I've read this book cover to cover several times and referred back to it for spiritual direction on more occasions than I can remember...it's almost like an oracle, always with some fresh, timely insight. You don't have to be a Christian (contemplative or otherwise) to benefit from the wisdom of this spiritual classic. Very highly recommended for anyone trying to navigate internal struggles, shifts in consciousness, unwanted changes, or just plain hard times.

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