A Good Way Through: My Journey with God from Disappointment into Hope

A Good Way Through: My Journey with God from Disappointment into Hope


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Maybe you're discontented. Despairing. Or maybe you got what you always dreamed of... but it isn't what you hoped.

In A Good Way Through, Kristen bares her disappointment and disillusion. She writes with deep honesty of her struggle, but also of the ways she was beloved, borne, and blessed by God-right in the middle of the journey. This is a story of faith and quiet healing, offering hope to the rest of us for finding the truth: When we open ourselves to God's love, we will be transformed. Kristen writes as a traveler and guide; she offers both her story and gentle instruction in the practices God used in her healing.

Do you long to be softened, rather than hardened, by difficulty? Are you ready to deepen your connection with God, yourself, and others? Are you looking for new practices to help open yourself to God's transforming love?

Take heart-there is a good way through.


"A book to savor... take your time with this one, linger, reflect, return. Kristen spans the continuum, from those internal, angry voices to heart-stopping gratitude and joy. She lets us into places very few people do, and we are different because of it."

Nancy Ortberg, author of Seeing in the Dark

"A Good Way Through is for the wanderer, the seeker, the daughter or son who desires healing but doubts the first steps to take. Here is the guide. Kristen's wisdom and vulnerability will leave you breathless and inspired-hungry to pursue God in new and beautiful and life-changing ways."

Jennifer J. Camp, author of Breathing Eden

"Kristen Kludt pulled it off. She has written a book that is at once wise, intimate, and brave, while also being beautifully crafted. There is an endless supply of books to read, but there are precious few books that feel like they are reading me. A Good Way Through is one of them. With each page I felt like I was being gently invited to follow Kludt's lead, to become more present to the one precious life I've been given, and to journey into the unknown with courage and vulnerability and hope."

John Pattison, co-author of Slow Church

"Kristen's courage is evidenced in her vulnerability about friendship, community life, and infertility, amongst others of life's struggles. Like a true friend, Kristen shares not only spiritual practices that have been life-giving to her, but also her wounds in a way which allows her readers to find healing and hope."

A.J. Swoboda, PhD, professor, pastor, author of The Dusty Ones

"From my first read of the manuscript that became A Good Way Through, I knew I was encountering something special: a work whose sincere faith was not opposed to its honesty; whose beauty complemented its depth of truth. Privileged as I am to have worked with Kristen to develop her manuscript, I know this work better than most-and I am convinced that it rests in that special literary category of books that cannot merely be read, but must be wrestled, felt, and lived. God, it is said, rewards those who diligently seek him. In this book, Kristen has shared her reward with the world. How immensely generous. For that kindness, we should each be deeply grateful--and allow her wisdom to encourage our own journeys into hope."

Paul J. Pastor, author of The Face of the Deep

"A Good Way Through uses story to invite us to a new imagination of a partnership with God, encouraging us to participate in his healing in our lives. Kristen's practices, offered throughout, invite whole-person investigation, drawing us into the kind of learning that finds itself at home in our lives. This deeply-lived, beautifully written book will prove a generous friend for the journey towards hope and healing."

Mandy Smith, pastor, author of The Vulnerable Pastor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537068060
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Kristen Leigh Kludt is a contemplative Christian writer and spiritual guide. Mother to two boys, she lives, works, and plays in San Francisco's East Bay, where her husband is a pastor. She is growing daily toward a life of integrity and love.

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