Between the Dark and the Day.ight by Joan Chittister

Lisa Sanderson

3.5 Stars

April 6, 2015

This is a beautifully written book that discusses success, loneliness, excessive consumption and many other important matters. Joan Chittister helps us to navigate our way through these problems, combat depression, and feel more at peace. I especially liked her chapter on loneliness. As she writes, loneliness can bring despair and make us want to retreat further, but it can also provide opportunity.


This is not an ordinary self-help book, but a spiritual guide to life. It requires deep reading and readers may turn to it often for assistance. The problem is that it is a little bit vague and esoteric at times, but I recommend it. This book reminded me of Thomas More's The Dark Night of the Soul.