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This book was written when Sue Monk Kidd was in her forties, but its lesson is one most of us have to keep learning. When the Heart Waits" is a book for all who go through dark nights of the soul and sea changes in their lives-and that's all of us. I am grateful. She had always been the "good girl," living up to everyone's expectations but chafing inside a prison of her own-and society's-making. It didn't help that she was married to a Southern Baptist minister and was trying to live up to those expectations as well.

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Her first three books were spiritual memoirs describing her experiences in contemplative Christianity, the last telling the story of her journey from traditional Christianity to feminist theology. When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions, 1990. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine, 1996.

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Learn More about Sue Monk Kidd. When the Heart Waits Leaders Guide Questions. Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. 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.

Written by Sue Monk Kidd, Audiobook narrated by Carrington MacDuffie. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine. Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie. Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins.

Sue Monk Kidd reaches into your heart and offers comfort and guidance to women of every ag. This book started me on my own personal spiritual journey, and I have not looked back.

Sue Monk Kidd reaches into your heart and offers comfort and guidance to women of every age. This book is a "keeper. This one will always hold a special place in my heart however. I HIGHLY recommend this book and author.

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RAINER MARIA RILKE ― Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions. To constantly relive the past is to miss out on the present. Sue Monk Kidd, quote from When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life.

Selected as Virtue magazine's "Book of the Year" for 1991, Sue Monk Kidd's inspirational autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace.

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Lifes Sacred Questions epub download

ISBN13: 978-0060645854

ISBN: 0060645857

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Category: Spirituality and spirituality

Subcategory: Worship & Devotion

Language: English

Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (August 1, 1990)

Pages: 217 pages

ePUB size: 1120 kb

FB2 size: 1930 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Celace
I love this author and have enjoyed all her books. She is just two years older than I am, so I have identified with the stages of her spiritual journey and have appreciated her honesty about her "dark nights of the soul" and her periods of doubt, anger, and fear.

This book was written when Sue Monk Kidd was in her forties, but its lesson is one most of us have to keep learning. She had always been the "good girl," living up to everyone's expectations but chafing inside a prison of her own—and society's—making. It didn't help that she was married to a Southern Baptist minister and was trying to live up to those expectations as well. She felt frozen, stuck, and desperate—as though she had lost her way and her true self at the same time.

In the discovery of a cocoon, she finds the analogy she needs to begin working through this unhappy period. She pulls in an impressive body of Christian writings and quotations that helped her realize she was not unique in this experience and certainly not alone.

As she begins to identify with the caterpillar inside the cocoon, she stumbles on the importance of being still and waiting—or trusting that God is working in her and for her and trusting that when the time is right (and only then) will her wings unfurl and enable her to fly again.

If the analogy seems at times a bit simplistic and pat, the author did a beautiful job of making her case with deeply felt logic and rich references and reminders that there are things in the life of the soul that just can't be rushed.

"Nothing can be more useful to a man than a determination not to be hurried." (Henry David Thoreau)

She recalls a retreat to a monastery, when she asked a monk how he could sit so still and be so patient with doing nothing. "I hope you'll hear what I'm about to tell you," he replied. "I hope you'll hear it all the way down to your toes. When you're waiting, you're not doing nothing. You're doing the most important something there is. You're allowing the your soul to grow up. If you can't be still and wait, you can't become what God created you to be."

Wow...I found that very profound. In fact, I found many soul-nourishing insights and have added many authors she quoted to my To Read or To Re-Read list: Thomas Merton, Carl Jung, St. Teresa of Avila, Henri Nouwen, Meister Eckhart and others.

Some of the lines I highlighted will give you a better sense of the book's message:

"...lots of times we need questions more than answers."

"She had come upon the 'epiphany' buried in her crisis."

A crisis is a holy summons to cross a threshold."

"Jung once pointed out that religion can easily become a defense against an experience of God."

"We have within us a deep longing to grow and become a new creature, but we possess an equally strong compulsion to remain the same—to burrow down in our safe, secure places."

"If we're to wait, we must relearn the extravagance of grace."

"The point of the spiritual life is that you dance the music God pipes in you."

"The spiritual journey is one of becoming real."

This book was a treasure trove of truth and wisdom. The trick, of course, is learning to apply the lessons in my real life.
Celace
I love this author and have enjoyed all her books. She is just two years older than I am, so I have identified with the stages of her spiritual journey and have appreciated her honesty about her "dark nights of the soul" and her periods of doubt, anger, and fear.

This book was written when Sue Monk Kidd was in her forties, but its lesson is one most of us have to keep learning. She had always been the "good girl," living up to everyone's expectations but chafing inside a prison of her own—and society's—making. It didn't help that she was married to a Southern Baptist minister and was trying to live up to those expectations as well. She felt frozen, stuck, and desperate—as though she had lost her way and her true self at the same time.

In the discovery of a cocoon, she finds the analogy she needs to begin working through this unhappy period. She pulls in an impressive body of Christian writings and quotations that helped her realize she was not unique in this experience and certainly not alone.

As she begins to identify with the caterpillar inside the cocoon, she stumbles on the importance of being still and waiting—or trusting that God is working in her and for her and trusting that when the time is right (and only then) will her wings unfurl and enable her to fly again.

If the analogy seems at times a bit simplistic and pat, the author did a beautiful job of making her case with deeply felt logic and rich references and reminders that there are things in the life of the soul that just can't be rushed.

"Nothing can be more useful to a man than a determination not to be hurried." (Henry David Thoreau)

She recalls a retreat to a monastery, when she asked a monk how he could sit so still and be so patient with doing nothing. "I hope you'll hear what I'm about to tell you," he replied. "I hope you'll hear it all the way down to your toes. When you're waiting, you're not doing nothing. You're doing the most important something there is. You're allowing the your soul to grow up. If you can't be still and wait, you can't become what God created you to be."

Wow...I found that very profound. In fact, I found many soul-nourishing insights and have added many authors she quoted to my To Read or To Re-Read list: Thomas Merton, Carl Jung, St. Teresa of Avila, Henri Nouwen, Meister Eckhart and others.

Some of the lines I highlighted will give you a better sense of the book's message:

"...lots of times we need questions more than answers."

"She had come upon the 'epiphany' buried in her crisis."

A crisis is a holy summons to cross a threshold."

"Jung once pointed out that religion can easily become a defense against an experience of God."

"We have within us a deep longing to grow and become a new creature, but we possess an equally strong compulsion to remain the same—to burrow down in our safe, secure places."

"If we're to wait, we must relearn the extravagance of grace."

"The point of the spiritual life is that you dance the music God pipes in you."

"The spiritual journey is one of becoming real."

This book was a treasure trove of truth and wisdom. The trick, of course, is learning to apply the lessons in my real life.
Oso
The fast pace of modern society and its productive mentality has surely seeped into the walls of our worship centers. Part of a Christian woman's faith involves activity, and it will often times mirror that of the season she finds herself in as a young wife and mother, or as somebody just launching her career. But when midlife hits, something deeper calls. In this riveting portrayal of silence, Kidd leads her readers through an intimate discovery that can only be discerned when one is quiet and still.

A spiritual crisis, something sounding dreadfully unsettling, in fact brought forth fruit she never imagined. As a caterpillar succumbs to the death and darkness of a cocoon, Kidd experienced her own kind of night, where transformation was woven into the secret places of the heart. This crisis, though terribly painful and disorienting, provided an opportunity for a newness to birth that she didn't even know existed.

I highly recommend this masterpiece for anybody who is curious about the different aspects of God's character amongst the busyness of life. As someone reaching midlife, I plan to read through the book again, this time with a journal nearby and with the intent of letting God lead me along the same kind of journey.
Oso
The fast pace of modern society and its productive mentality has surely seeped into the walls of our worship centers. Part of a Christian woman's faith involves activity, and it will often times mirror that of the season she finds herself in as a young wife and mother, or as somebody just launching her career. But when midlife hits, something deeper calls. In this riveting portrayal of silence, Kidd leads her readers through an intimate discovery that can only be discerned when one is quiet and still.

A spiritual crisis, something sounding dreadfully unsettling, in fact brought forth fruit she never imagined. As a caterpillar succumbs to the death and darkness of a cocoon, Kidd experienced her own kind of night, where transformation was woven into the secret places of the heart. This crisis, though terribly painful and disorienting, provided an opportunity for a newness to birth that she didn't even know existed.

I highly recommend this masterpiece for anybody who is curious about the different aspects of God's character amongst the busyness of life. As someone reaching midlife, I plan to read through the book again, this time with a journal nearby and with the intent of letting God lead me along the same kind of journey.
Nalmetus
A friend gave me this book because she had liked it so much. The title really should indicate that it's about a woman's' midlife crisis that is likely to occur when she reaches 40. The friend who gave it to me is in her 80's and I am in my 60's but I loved it as well and have given it to friend in her 40's. Sue Monk Kidd writes with such honesty as a Christian woman and her use of nature, in this case a cocoon, is beyond compelling. Her quotes from many Christian writers and secular psychologist Jung, and others, make the point she is delivering thought provoking and clear. This book was written quite a few years ago but I am so glad I discovered it. The writer's dark season of the soul is so well portrayed that I could feel her total loss of joy for all that had given her life meaning prior to the sudden fall into such a dark place. Her insight into how God takes one ever deeper if only the person can wait and give up the need to control is ageless. It made another book I'm reading about centering prayer much more understandable.
Nalmetus
A friend gave me this book because she had liked it so much. The title really should indicate that it's about a woman's' midlife crisis that is likely to occur when she reaches 40. The friend who gave it to me is in her 80's and I am in my 60's but I loved it as well and have given it to friend in her 40's. Sue Monk Kidd writes with such honesty as a Christian woman and her use of nature, in this case a cocoon, is beyond compelling. Her quotes from many Christian writers and secular psychologist Jung, and others, make the point she is delivering thought provoking and clear. This book was written quite a few years ago but I am so glad I discovered it. The writer's dark season of the soul is so well portrayed that I could feel her total loss of joy for all that had given her life meaning prior to the sudden fall into such a dark place. Her insight into how God takes one ever deeper if only the person can wait and give up the need to control is ageless. It made another book I'm reading about centering prayer much more understandable.
Kulasius
Another wonderful read by Sue Monk Kidd. This book is a must read for anyone who still believes that 'activity,' 'being busy,' and 'doing' are the only paths to happiness and success.
Kulasius
Another wonderful read by Sue Monk Kidd. This book is a must read for anyone who still believes that 'activity,' 'being busy,' and 'doing' are the only paths to happiness and success.
White gold
I read this the first time a few months ago. Now, I’m on my 2nd read. This time I’m highlighting and taking notes. I’ve recommended this book to several others but not everyone liked it. I think it really depends on where you are in life. I’m a happily married mid 60s woman but I’m facing the questions and challenges of mid-life (hmmm...maybe senior status in reality). This book is a chronicle of Sue’s journey from the person she was raised to be (and all the expectations) to discovering her true self. If you’re on this journey and want some spiritual guidance in this area, I highly recommend this book. Again, it probably won’t appeal to everyone but for me, it’s been life changing!
White gold
I read this the first time a few months ago. Now, I’m on my 2nd read. This time I’m highlighting and taking notes. I’ve recommended this book to several others but not everyone liked it. I think it really depends on where you are in life. I’m a happily married mid 60s woman but I’m facing the questions and challenges of mid-life (hmmm...maybe senior status in reality). This book is a chronicle of Sue’s journey from the person she was raised to be (and all the expectations) to discovering her true self. If you’re on this journey and want some spiritual guidance in this area, I highly recommend this book. Again, it probably won’t appeal to everyone but for me, it’s been life changing!
MrDog
Sue Monk Kidd is one of my favorite writers. This book came to me first in a time of great upheaval in my world. I recently gave it, intuitively, to someone undergoing the same type of change, and her life was lifted. I decided to re-read this well-worn book in my library, and was again gifted with the warm heart and brilliant intuitive capacities of a fine writer. "When the Heart Waits" is a book for all who go through dark nights of the soul and sea changes in their lives--and that's all of us. I am grateful.
MrDog
Sue Monk Kidd is one of my favorite writers. This book came to me first in a time of great upheaval in my world. I recently gave it, intuitively, to someone undergoing the same type of change, and her life was lifted. I decided to re-read this well-worn book in my library, and was again gifted with the warm heart and brilliant intuitive capacities of a fine writer. "When the Heart Waits" is a book for all who go through dark nights of the soul and sea changes in their lives--and that's all of us. I am grateful.
Mr.mclav
This is a wonderful book to help guide one through the question: Is this all there is to me? Sue Monk Kidd uses her own journey to help us ask the questions for improving our relationship with ourselves and with God. I highly recommend it for those who want to bring about change in their lives for whatever reason.
Mr.mclav
This is a wonderful book to help guide one through the question: Is this all there is to me? Sue Monk Kidd uses her own journey to help us ask the questions for improving our relationship with ourselves and with God. I highly recommend it for those who want to bring about change in their lives for whatever reason.