When the Heart Waits
Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions


 • Published by HaperOne, 1990

Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of contemplative 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.” Comparing her experience to the formative processes inside a chrysalis, Kidd charts the passages of her painful descent and her transforming ascent, offering wisdom and hope for the upheavals in life that blister the spirit and leave us groping.