Learning to Walk in the Dark

Learning to Walk in the Dark

Book - 2014
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From the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don't have all the answers.

Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn't God work in the nighttime as well? In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us "in the dark." She argues that we need to move away from our "solar spirituality" and ease our way into appreciating "lunar spirituality" (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God's presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most.

With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life's challenging moments.

Publisher: San Francisco : HarperOne, c2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062024350
Branch Call Number: 248 .4 TAY
Characteristics: 200 p. ;,22 cm


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Apr 06, 2018

Interesting topic. I have thought about the ideas presented in the book quite a few times.

Feb 08, 2015

This is a wonderful book that challenges traditional beliefs and looks at faith in a new light. I would highly recommend this book to anyone experiencing darkness and wondering if God is present.

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Feb 08, 2015

egandalf thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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