Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within ~ Karen Hering [ Updated March 23, 2014 ]


Pub Date Nov 5 2013

Through the power of everyday words, find and deepen your connection with faith and self in the spiritual practice of writing.

Have you ever sought to wake that still, small voice within—the voice that gives expression to your greatest hopes, fears, dreams, and sorrows? Through the intersection of poetry and story, metaphor and mediation, history and culture, you have the power to.

Perfect for today’s spiritual seeker, Writing to Wake the Soul provides inspiration, practical guidance, and content-rich prompts to help you articulate and explore the difficult questions of our time. Its elegant narrative invites you to use words as a way to journey into a greater intimacy with your faith, your soul, and your relationship to the world. Whether you’re a theist or atheist, agnostic or church-goer, accomplished writer or even a non-writer, this guide offers a thoughtful reflection on the enormous transformative power of words in our everyday lives.

Featuring exercises for meditation, contemplation, and gentle self-examination, along with writing prompts on a wide spectrum of theological themes and spiritual practices, Writing to Wake the Soul will help you develop a greater connection to that voice, to the inner self, and to the timeless wisdom deep within you.

Karen Hering is a writer and ordained Unitarian minister. Her emerging ministry of poetry and story, Faithful Words, offers programs that engage writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for social action. Her writing has been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including the Amoskeag literary journal, the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), and Creative Transformation. She serves as a consulting literary minister in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Interview with Karen Hering

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