Between the Dark and the Daylight
Embracing the Contradictions of Life
by Sister Joan Chittister
"Joan Chittister has written what promises to be a spiritual classic—a guide for those of us who have ever spent sleepless nights wrestling with our own frustrations, fear of the unknown and pain of loss and separation." —Judith Valente, author of Atchison Blue and correspondent for Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on PBS-TV
In words as wise as they are inspiring, Between the Dark and the Daylight explores the concerns of modern life, of the overworked mind and hurting heart.
"There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves."
"This little tome is an alarm clock for the spiritual journey. It wakes the reader up to the fact that our life journey is unique for each of us, yet we are twined together in the presence of God in every moment." --Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK, author of A Nun on the Bus
"Life is a series of paradoxes—contradictions that are as true as they are false—that confront us all our lives. The point is to look at each of them from every perspective and bend them to our strengths, not simply surrender to the pitfalls they present us with."
Visit Joan Chittister's website to learn what makes her a beloved and best-selling author, a soul-stirring speaker, and a gifted spiritual guide.
Chittister’s work is an antidote to the cramped spirituality and politics that is destroying the church, alienating seekers, and fracturing our nation. Let us have compassionate souls, big enough to embrace life in all its diversity and challenge.
As physicist Niels Bohr put it, “The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” It is profound truths which Chittister explores in this book, and for the most she does so superbly.
Benedictine Joan Chittister, while letting go of the shockingly hyperbolic features of Jesus’ method of teaching, beautifully employs the medium of paradox to share spiritual truth from the storehouse of perennial wisdom.