Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times” as Want to Read:
River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Read Book

River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Susan Bailey reveals in this personal and moving narrative how several major losses helped her rediscover creativity and faith. Filled with powerful insights on the presence and action of grace--in the Mass and sacraments, in nature, and even in grief--River of Grace guides readers to strengthen their faith during tough times and discover their own hidden gifts.

In just a f
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 30th 2015 by Ave Maria Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about River of Grace, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about River of Grace

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-13
Average rating 4.20  · 
Rating details
 ·  5 ratings  ·  4 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times
Lisa of Hopewell
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
As a creative type this book really "spoke" to me in so many meaningful ways. From the very beginning, with her list of "yeses" I found a kindred soul whose experiences I could learn from and grow from. Part 5 on writing had the most meaning for me, but all of it presented new ways to look at God, self, faith and coping. While I am not Catholic, this book is applicable to other traditions of Christian worship.I have not yet worked with all of the "Flow Lessons," but those I have experienced adde ...more
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
The author uses the metaphor of kayaking and her personal experiences of family death, health issues and financial problems to help the reader through times of loss and pain. Several exercises involving creativity, art and journaling are included in each chapter. I am not personally in a “difficult time”; I did not do any of the exercises. Rather I bought this at a highly discounted price and wanted to read it before donating it to the parish library. It is likely that the book would have resona ...more
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Susan Bailey shares about the trials and triumphs in her life in her new book River of Grace. She tells how God's mercy has shown her a greater kind of essence, once she let herself glide along with His unending grace.

A running theme that you learn all throughout this book is how creativity and spirituality go together, hand in hand. Susan illustrates this time and again. Susan pauses to personalize the reading and ask you how you can create new life in your surroundings as you allow the river o
Janka H.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So deep. So relatable!

Ms Bailey is both a truly gifted author and, I believe, the instrument and collaborator of God in creating this richly insightful and warm book. My spiritual journey has been different (I has not been touched by the loss of a dear person - yet!), but there sure have been big and sharp stones on my path, whose had cutted me deeply. I have gained a lot of wisdom and warm "touches", even some healing when reading this book.

I needed to read very slowly, though, and ponder a lo
Ave Maria Press
rated it it was amazing
Aug 29, 2018
marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2015
marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2015
marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2016
marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2016
Lam Sj
marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2017
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2018
Ajay Jadhav AJ
marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2018
marked it as to-read
May 31, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
31 likes · 7 comments