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Between the Dark and the Daylight : Embracing the Contradictions of Life
by Joan Chittister


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There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves, writes beloved author, Joan Chittister. It s then, in the still of life, when we least expect it, that questions emerge from the damp murkiness of our inner underworld These questions do not call for the discovery of data; they call for the contemplation of possibility.  Read more...


 
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Overview

There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves, writes beloved author, Joan Chittister. It s then, in the still of life, when we least expect it, that questions emerge from the damp murkiness of our inner underworld These questions do not call for the discovery of data; they call for the contemplation of possibility.
In words as wise as they are inspiring, "Between the Dark and the Daylight" explores the concerns of modern life, of the overworkedmind and hurting heart. These are the paradoxical and often frustrating moments when our lives feel at odds with everything around us.
Only by embracing the contradictions, Chittister contends, may we live well amid stress, withstand emotional storms, andsatisfy our yearnings for something transcendent and real. By delving into the chaos, this bookguides us through the questions that seemed easier to avoid and enlightens what has been out of focus.
With her signature elegance, wit, and spirit, the bestselling author of"The Gift of Years"and"Following the Path"opens our eyes and hearts in these times of confusion. With simple and poignant meditations, "Between the Dark and the Daylight"reveals how we can better understand ourselves, one another, and God."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804140942
  • ISBN-10: 0804140944
  • Publisher: Image
  • Publish Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 176


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Books > Religion > Inspirational
Books > Self-Help > Spiritual
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-02-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

One of the most well-known and trusted contemporary spiritual authors has tackled a significant topic that will speak to seekers of all faiths. Benedictine nun Chittister (The Gift of Years) posits that contradictions, paradoxes, and ambiguities all play an important role in the life of the spirit, although it is not always apparent. Since the dawn of humanity people have sought peace and contentment. But the same obstacles that plagued humanity thousands of years ago are still wreaking havoc on human psyches and spirits. How to navigate the treacherous waters of the unknown and the seemingly nonsensical? It is in darkness, chaos, and insecurity, the author insists, that people find the most spiritual fruit. Risk is an important factor in any life, because security is a mirage. Personal and professional achievements are fleeting, and being certain about anything in life will only lead to disappointment. Chittister’s beautifully crafted short reflections are salve for the soul and an antidote to the apathy, depression, and obsession with material goods that beset so many. (Mar.)

 
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