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When The Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction For Life's Sacred Questions

When The Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction For Life's Sacred Questions

Providing wisdom and comfort to Christians in doubt and crisis, here is Virtue magazine's 1991 Book of the Year, now in paperback. Combining her painful mid-life experience with classic Christian teachings, Kidd offers an inspirational autobiographical account of spiritual awaken... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780061144899
Barcode 9780061144899
Published 12 December 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Kidd, Sue Monk
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ISBN-13 9780061144899
ISBN-10 0061144894
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Publication Date 12 December 2006
International Publication Date 12 February 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kidd, Sue Monk
Series Plus
Category Protestantism & Protestant Churches
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 135mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 192g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Christian life, Spiritual life - Christianity, Kidd, Sue Monk, Kidd, Sue Monk
NBS Text Christian Personal Testimonies & Popular Inspirational Works
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 248.4
Catalogue Code 50157

Description of this Book

stood at the window watching the cocoon, which hung in the winter air like an upside-down question mark. That was the moment... I understood. Really understood. Crisis, change, all the myriad upheavals that blister the spirit and leave us groping- they aren't voices simply of pain but also of creativity. And if we would only listen, we might hear such times beckoning us to a season of waiting, to the place of fertile emptiness. Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of contemplative spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis at midlife, when life seemed to have lost meaning and how her longing for hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of active waiting. Comparing her experience to the formative processes inside a chrysalis on a wintry tree branch, Kidd reflects on the fact that the soul is often symbolized as a butterfly. The simple cocoon, a living parable of waiting, becomes an icon of hope for the transformation that the author sought. Kidd charts her re-ascent from the depths and offers a new understanding of the passage away from the self, which is based upon others' expectations, to the true self of God's unfolding intention. Her wise, inspiring book helps those in doubt and crisis recognize the opportunity to dismantle old masks and patterns and unfold a deeper, more authentic self. When the Heart Waits, which first appeared in hardcover in 1990, has been embraced by t

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review As I read her book, Kidd became a companion. I love having her walk with me on my journey. -- --Eugene Peterson, author of The Message

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Author's Bio

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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