Item description for Little Pieces of Light...: Darkness and Personal Growth (Illumination Books) by Osm Joyce Rupp...
Overview Little Pieces of Light. . .Darkness and Personal Growth, a hope-filled book, offers 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.
Publishers Description 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.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.97" Width: 5.01" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1995
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809135124 ISBN13 9780809135127
Availability 0 units.
More About Osm Joyce Rupp
JOYCE RUPP, O.S.M., is well known as a writer, spiritual guide, retreat leader and international speaker. She is a member of the Servite Community and a volunteer for Hospice. Her latest books are "Cosmic Dance" and "Inviting God In."
Joyce Rupp currently resides in Ames Des Moines De.
Joyce Rupp has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Little Pieces of Light...: Darkness and Personal Growth (Illumination Books)?
Inspirational and encouraging for those expeiencing depression Jun 2, 2007
I ordered an extra coy of this little book. I like having it on hand if I chance to learn a friend is suffering from post-partum or similar depression. Joyce Rupp writes so personally...you come away feeling so uplifted.
A book of hope Jan 3, 2007
Joyce Rupp knows how to get to the heart of any issue about which she writes. This book helps the reader see how even in the darkest of times, God is present, shedding His light and His presence, whether we are aware of it or not.
I have given this book away many times. It is concise, clear, and filled with hope.
Very perceptive to the human condition; particularly grief! Jan 26, 2000
I thought Sr. Rupp's book was very helpful in getting me to face up to what grief was. My sister-in-law recently lost a daughter via murder and I needed to know how to comfort someone in that stage (and also myself and other family members). She has great insight into compassion and tenderness for those suffering this tragedy. The book goes into timely suggestions and great prayers for anyone suffering loss of ANY kind! I truly found this book SUPERB!
Rupp explores the darkness without God and it's normal. May 13, 1999
Joyce Rupp has her usual grace when people are in the midst of darkness/depression and feel very far away from God. Rupp explains that this darkness we encounter is normal and can and does bring us closer to God. When we feel the light of God is minimal to non-existent, we somehow manage to hold unto hope to find the long lost joy in our God who is present and embracing is in some manner. Her examples give hope and are accurate to give us hope if we are in the midst of a dark journey. Finding the darkness areas aid us in our relationship with God and to be expected.