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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 11, 2016


The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace.

"Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."--Baltimore Sun

"Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."--Bookstore Journal

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."

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