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Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd
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really liked it
bookshelves: community, spiritual

It is amazing book about finding the 'still small voice' inside her. Sue bases this book on her own l family life. She is able to see God everywhere in everyone. This quote is an example of the simplicity and compassion in her descriptive writing prose: "I have one of those wooden Russian nesting dolls. If you open her up, you find another doll inside, and if you open that one up, you will find still another doll. In fact you can keep opening until you have nine separate dolls standing in a row, each one complete and individual, each able to stand on her own. And yes, there is not a moment when I look at them unaware that these dolls are a part of the whole, that the all belong together. They are separate, yes, but they are also inseparable.

I believe the human family, and indeed all creation is fashioned something like that nesting doll. Each part if unique and independent, but nevertheless inextricably linked, ever belonging to the larger whole. We We contain the other and are ourselves contained."
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Reading Progress

July 25, 2014 – Shelved
July 25, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
September 19, 2014 – Started Reading
September 19, 2014 – Shelved as: community
September 19, 2014 – Shelved as: spiritual
September 19, 2014 – Finished Reading

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