At the beginning of her career, and for a little over a decade, Sue Monk Kidd wrote and compiled a significant body of inspirational and spiritual work comprised of personal stories, reflections, meditations and essays that were originally published in Guideposts Magazine and, to a lesser extent, in other publications, such as Weavings. These pieces have been more or less lost beneath the layer of years; however a new book to be published October, 10 2006 by Guideposts Books will make the majority of Sue’s early work available. Titled Firstlight, Early Inspirational Writings, the book offers readers an intimate glimpse into the author’s formative years as a spiritual seeker, writer, mother, wife and daughter. The content is organized around thirteen motifs: 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. Click here for more information on Amazon.com.