When the Heart Waits

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When the Heart Waits

Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions

By Sue Monk Kidd

HarperOne, Paperback, 9780061144899, 226pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Description

From the Bestselling Author of The Secret Life of Bees, an Inspiring Autobiographical Account of Personal Pain, Spiritual Awakening, and Divine Grace

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." This PLUS edition includes a reader's guide.



About the Author
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, following his conversion to Catholicism and was ordained Father M. Louis in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions and domestic issues of war and racism. In 1968, the Dalai Lama praised Merton for having a more profound knowledge of Buddhism than any other Christian he had known. Thomas Merton is the author of the beloved classic The Seven Storey Mountain.


Praise For When the Heart Waits

“A joy to read….Honest and healing.”
---Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and author of Soul Making

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