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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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Basically a research article on self-help for the empty Nester.

Based on some type of new age bible, she tries to bring single bible verses to life using caterpillars, butterflies, and some of her life experiences living in an affluent, ivory world. The audible first 4 chapters is interrupted too often with references from scriptures. Chapters 5 through seven are enlightening and interesting. The remainder of the book reiterates chapters 5 through seven. A novel about caterpillars and butterflies going through life would have been more entertaining.
I truly loved her previous novels. Also the narrator was very dry. Maybe a different narrator could help bring this book to life.

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Great listening to thought provoking insights. second listening is a must!!! Narration excellent!
thank you

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Spoke to me!

I will read it again this time with my bible close by. It was just what I needed right now.

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Incredibly inspiring

The narrator was perfect for the lyrical prose that Sue Monk Kidd graciously shares with her readers/listeners. This is a must for anyone in the 2nd half of life who wants to experience spiritual healing and growth.

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transformative work in spiritual development

so meaningful and articulate. I felt as though the author had lived my last two years herself and written the experience for me.

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excellent book

this is an excellent book especially if you are in your 40s or midlife . I think it is actually a very important read.

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Beautifully contemplative for life changes

This autobiography is chock-full of quotes from Christian sages that have gone on the contemplative journey to finding one’s true self/soul as well as Sue Monk Kidd‘s own well-expressed feelings, experiences and thoughts.

Moving into retirement, I found this book timely and hopeful. That is, the reminder to wait and not rush busily, is a positive way to start a new phase in life.

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great

loved it. very helpful recovering from a broken heart
lost my husband of 60 years
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Beautiful

Sue Monk Kidd is so authentic in her openness to share her inner struggles and reflections and what she teases out of them for life lessons and trith.

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A must have for the spiritual wrestling

This book. What a gift of encouragement and validation of the internal wrestle that occurs when we whisper “yes”. To hear it from another gifts depth to the pain, and also gifts the new life that emerges. My hope, is that we all find the courage to embrace the invitation. For in the acceptance of the invite, true life can be lived. No matter how old we are.