Round Hill Reads

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions, by Sue Monk Kidd, author The Secret Life of Bees

Led by the Rev. Dr. Ed Horstmann. Click here to register.

Round Hill Reads rides again! After discussing our first book in April, we turn our attention to When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd. Our first meeting will take place on June 6 at 1:00 p.m. and we will gather at that time throughout the month, concluding on June 27. All sessions will be in person at the Church. We hope you can join us for one or all of the conversations!

Sue Monk Kidd’s inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace blends her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality. The author 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." She compares her experience to the formative processes inside a chrysalis, charting the passages of her descent and ascent while offering wisdom and hope for the upheavals in our lives.

"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."