Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd
Bestselling devotional author Sue Monk Kidd offers an intimate glimpse of the early years of her spiritual journey as a wife, mother, daughter, nurse, and writer. Sue's insights will help readers to open up their own hearts to God's transforming...
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Bestselling devotional author Sue Monk Kidd offers an intimate glimpse of the early years of her spiritual journey as a wife, mother, daughter, nurse, and writer. Sue's insights will help readers to open up their own hearts to God's transforming presence in everyday life.
At the core of personal spiritual writing is a hungering for wholeness, for self, for meaning. The question of 'Who am I?' reverberates quietly in these pages as does a willingness to be known. -- Sue Monk Kidd In every life there are defining moments when one's heart begins to open, when the realisation of who one is begins to dawn. These moments may be huge -- or they may be small and subtle. But each leaves a person forever changed. In 'Firstlight', best selling author Sue Monk Kidd invites readers to accompany her as she reveals many of her own 'firsts' -- an invitation she hopes will help point readers to their own moments of awakening. The stories and essays within are drawn from the author's early writings for both Guideposts and, to a lesser extent, for other publications. They are loosely gathered around thirteen spiritual motifs, and offer an intimate glimpse into the early years of Monk Kidd's journey as a writer and as a spiritual seeker. Included are reflections on the author's multiple roles as mother, daughter, wife, nurse, and writer. There are recollections about her year in Africa, meditations on her childhood, reflections on her marriage, and musings on a stream of ordinary moments -- all of which add richness and meaning to the author's spiritual journey.
In Firstlight, bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd offers readers an intimate glimpse into the early years of her journey as both writer and spiritual seeker. Drawn from the author's early writings for guideposts and to a lesser extent, other publications, this selection of personal reflections and essays is organized around thirteen spiritual motifs and interwoven to create a compelling narrative about the author's spiritual awakening. Included are writings about the author's multiple roles as mother, daughter, wife, nurse, and writer. There are recoleections aabout her extensive travels and reflections on her childhood and marriage. And there are musings on a stream of ordinary moments--watching a bird feeder, a homeless man, a golf tournament--all of which added richness and meaning to the author's journey. In every life there are defining moments when one's heart begins to open.
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".
- Introduction; The Crucible Of Story; Awareness; Availability; Compassion; Solitude; The Sacred Ordinary; Simplicity Of Spirit; Gracious Space; Severe Grace; A Taste Of Silence; Standing Fast; Letting Go; Reborn To Love.