When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions
What a joy! Sue Monk Kidd combines profound wisdom in a most readable and anecdotal style. Like Einstein, she shows us that great truth is also “simple and beautiful” When the Heart Waits is just that!
--Richard Rohr, OFM, author, Radical Grace
“In an age of junk-food spirituality and quick-fix psychology, When the Heart Waits is a joy to read. Here we have an honest and healing book which speaks to us out of both direct personal experience and a knowledge and sympathy for a long and deep spiritual tradition. The author moves away from the shallows of ‘self-help’ and cheap religion to the depths of holiness and transformation.”
--Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and author, Soul Making
This is a deeply transforming book in the “Merton” tradition.
--Monos, Feb 1991
A well-crafted gem. The reader emerges enriched from joining Kidd in her journey.
--Librarian’s World 1990-91
Sue Monk Kidd not only has a waiting heart, she has a seeing eye which penetrates the surfaces of ‘ordinary things’ and opens them up for what they really are– shining gifts of grace.
--Luci N. Shaw, author, God in the Dark
Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality.
To discover an author that speaks to my heart is a great joy... Kidd’s writing is vivid... alive. She does all of us a favor by being very aware of the processes within her own life and crystalizing them in words and images which can help us.
--En Christo, Jan. 91
As I read her book, Sue Monk Kidd became a companion to me. I love having her walk with me on my journey.
--Eugene Peterson, author, Reversed Thunder
Kidd’s thoughts about transformation...coupled with her superb writing, make When the Heart Waits insightful, challenging reading for those in similar places.
--Virtue Magazine, May-June 1991