The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd


  • Published by Guideposts Books, 2006 and Penguin, 2007

“The question of “Who am I?” reverberates quietly in these pages as does a willingness to be known.”

This evocative collection offers readers an intimate glimpse into the early years of Sue Monk Kidd’s journey as both writer and spiritual seeker. The book is compiled from a wide range of inspirational and spiritual writings published over a dozen years in Guideposts magazine, Weavings, and other publications.

Organized around thirteen motifs, such as Awareness, Simplicity of Spirit, Compassion, Severe Grace and Letting Go, the book is interwoven with thoughtful essays on the spiritual life, reflections on a stream of ordinary, sacred moments, and personal stories about the author’s quest for meaning, her years as a young mother and a nurse, her marriage, travels and childhood.

Firstlight draws readers to embrace their own moments of awakening and renews the mystery of being alive in a vividly sacred world.