Through the power of everyday words, find and deepen your connection with faith and self in the spiritual practice of writing.
Whether you approach this book primarily as a reader or a writer, you can open a rich correspondence with yourself and learn what your own heart has to say. Karen Hering offers a path of self-exploration and a contemplative practice of writing that engages memory and imagination, story and poetry, images and the timeless wisdom of world religions and myth-ology. It will open your ear to your own truths while opening your heart to the world around you.
Blending writing prompts, meditations, and stories, this book invites you to begin wherever you are and discover your own unique relationship with language, spirituality, and the world around you. The next chapter is yours to write, and Writing to Wake the Soul offers all you need to write it.
|Publisher:||Atria Books/Beyond Words|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of Contents
Part I The Spiritual Practice of Writing
1 Why We Write 3
2 Why Metaphors Matter 11
3 Writing as a Spiritual Practice 21
4 The Invitation of Ellipses … 33
5 A Practical Guide to Contemplative Correspondence 43
Part II In Your Own Words
6 Writing about Faith 61
7 Writing about Prayer 79
8 Writing about Sin 97
9 Writing about Love 113
10 Writing about Justice 129
11 Writing about Hope 145
12 Writing about Redemption 161
13 Writing about Grace 175
11 Writing about Hospitality 189
15 Writing about Reverence 207
Last Words 227
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In “Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within” author Karen Hering provides an in-depth understanding of how writing can move us deeper on our spiritual journey. And this is not just any writing but writing using specific techniques as a spiritual practice that is founded on theological understandings. Hering has exercises the reader is to do in order to put into practice what they are reading. The book provides both conceptual understanding and practical ways for the reader to apply and incorporate these understandings. I recommend it for anyone wanting to become more aware of how God is moving in his or her life.