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


“Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality.”
—Bookstore Journal

“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!”
—Richard Rohr, OFM, author, Radical Grace

“A well-crafted gem. The reader emerges enriched from joining Kidd in her journey.”
—Librarian’s World

“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

“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, Living the Message

“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

“A deeply transforming book in the “Merton” tradition.”