Between the Dark and the Daylight

Embracing the Contradictions of Life

by Joan Chittister

“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 overworked mind 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, and satisfy our yearnings for something transcendent and real. By delving into the chaos, this book guides 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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Between the Dark and the Daylight

Julius McCarter

4.5 Stars

Joan Chittister's Between the Dark and the Daylight:  Embracing the Contradictions of Life is one of those books that spiritual directors like myself find reading, marking, digesting, and referring over and over again. …

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Between the Dark and the Day.ight by Joan Chittister

Lisa Sanderson

3.5 Stars

This is a beautifully written book that discusses success, loneliness, excessive consumption and many other important matters. 

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Book Review: Between The Dark And The Daylight

Nathan Albright

1 Star

[Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Image Books in exchange for an honest review.]One of the most essential tasks of a writer is to clearly aim a book at its target audience.  As someone who…

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