Item description for Gift of the Red Bird: The Story of a Divine Encounter by Paula D'Arcy...
Overview This heartrending account of D'Arcy's struggle with faith after the loss of her daughter and husband has strengthened and uplifted readers across America and the world. Walk with this great author, and learn as she did, to trust the ever-present divine.
Publishers Description When Paula D'Arcy lost her husband and baby in a car crash, she began an inner search for a faith that was stronger than fear. She tells her story of spiritual exhaustion, her journey alone into the wilderness for three days, and the renewal she was blessed to experience. Now with reflection guide for reading groups.
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Studio: Crossroad Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Crossroad Publishing
ISBN 0824519566 ISBN13 9780824519568
Availability 0 units.
More About Paula D'Arcy
Paula D'Arcy, author (Song for Sarah, The Divine Spark, Gift of the Red Bird) and retreat leader, travels widely in the United States and abroad. Her work includes workshops and retreats related to spirituality, writing, women's gatherings, (including women's initiation and rites of passage), and creating venues where men and women experience an opening of the heart and a change in their way of being in the world. She is also founder of Red Bird Foundation, and serves as adjunct faculty at Oblate School of Theology and Seton Cove Spirituality Center, in Texas.
Paula D'Arcy currently resides in Kerriville, in the state of Texas. Paula D'Arcy was born in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about Gift of the Red Bird: The Story of a Divine Encounter?
Disappointed Jul 14, 2007
I ordered the Gift of the Red Bird by Paula D'Arcy. The book was mailed on June 13, 2007 via US Postal Service. Unfortunately the item has yet to arrive. I have a tracking number but no way of contacting this site.
spiritual insight Mar 8, 2007
This book was exactly what I had hoped for in that it was an individual description of a personal spirtual quest and the finding of the divine on this earth. A very uplifting, down-to-earth story that reads amazingly quickly
Gift of the Red Bird Aug 13, 2006
Very inspirational. I was totally filled with the Holy Spirit. I think I would like to go on a retreat like that. We have so much to learn. Please try it.
Short but beautiful book . . . Apr 20, 2006
Gift of the Red Bird, a Spiritual Encounter, reads like a journal from Paula D'Arcy's life. On August 18, 1975, on a return trip home to Connecticut, Paula's car was struck by a drunk motorist. Her daughter, Sarah, died of head injuries on August 20, and her husband died three days later from a ruptured spleen. Paula was alive and three months pregnant with her second baby daughter, Beth. For this reason, she went on living.
Gift of the Red Bird tells of a story of extreme loss and ache, of searching for answers, of making sense out of the pain, and of looking for some light in the darkness.
This is Paula's journey, and when she goes on a wilderness retreat -- where it's just her, God, and nature -- she begins to get some comfort for her wounds.
A deeply moving narrative, this book may be short, but the message is deep and lasting. It's a journey well worth taking for anyone who has ever had a tragedy hit their lives where they've had the same questions.
Gift of th Red Bird Mar 19, 2006
A very good book. It was an excellent testamonial. It is well written. I plan to use it to finish our year end Bible Study/