Joyce Rupp, O.S.M., is a member of the Servite community and she draws from her Native American background for this hope-fulled book, offering both courage and solace. It reaches into the human heart, encouraging the reader to approach painful, inner darkness as a help for rather than a hindrance to personal growth. In a culture that pushes away darkness, this book carries a radical message: Darkness, a womb of silent nurturing, is where one waits patiently for the stirrings of new life to develop. This small but powerful volume reminds all who live in a world with much darkness that there is a strong light within the self and within others that will serve as a comfort and guide along a sometimes bleak and barren journey of life.
A hope-filled book that reaches into the human heart and encourages the reader to approach painful inner darkness as a help rather than a hindrance for personal growth.