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Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd

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Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by GuidepostsBooks (first published October 5th 2006)
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Sep 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was the breath of fresh air I've been needing for a long time. I love SMK's writing, especially her spiritual writings. This book is a compilation of all the short narratives she wrote for Guideposts when she was just starting out as a writer. I usually write down quotes that I love from books I'm reading, and I might as well have copied this whole book into my journal. The stories are inspiring, and insightful. She can take the simplest observation in an ordinary day and turn it into ...more
Heather Mauriello
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I actually cried twice while reading this. Some of the stories were not as relevant to me, but obviously some really hit home! I love that I could read as many as I wanted and then put the book down and come back to the next few stories.
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Beautiful compilation of finding God in the everyday... This is one of those books that I continue to think about on a daily basis
Janet Mahlum
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I listened to this book on CD and couldn't stop listening. It is really a book that needs to be read, like a devotional, bit by bit, piece by piece. I loved it so much I have ordered a copy for a dear friend. I'm not a big fan of Guidepost, but am a big fan of Sue Monk Kidd. She has a beautiful way with words and has some wonderful "guidelights" to share.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the short stories of life that encourage and link us together and closer to God when we take the time to pause and reflect. It was a great read that I read here and there throughout this year. It was like returning to a friend to catch up on life
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
This brought me back where I need to be.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thought provoking book. I enjoyed it.
Deb W
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Easy to read a bit daily. Wonderful thoughts to ponder.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non_fiction, library, 2017
An interesting collection of Sue Monk Kidd's earlier spiritual writings.
Jean Marie Angelo
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I needed something to soothe my soul and I found it. I picked up Firstlight at a used book sale and it sat on my nightstand for 15 months. I started reading it because I needed short, well-writte bursts of insight and inspiration. I liked Sue Monk Kidd's Secret Life of Bees and it is one of the few books that I began rereading as soon as I completed it. While it might be argued that her writing is too sweet, at times, there is a grit and reality that is always there.

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SUE MONK KIDD was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 and later took creative writing courses at Emory University and Anderson College, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and other writers’ conferences. In her forties, Kidd turned her attention to writing fiction, winning the South Carolina Fellowship in Literature and the
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