Writing to Wake the Soul

Whether you approach this book primarily as a reader or a writer, you can open a rich correspondence with yourself and learn what your own heart has to say. Author Karen Hering offers a path of self-exploration and a contemplative practice of writing that engages memory and imagination, story and poetry, images and the timeless wisdom of world religions and mythology. It will open your ear to your own truths while opening your heart to the world around you.

Now available in paperback!

Blending writing prompts, meditations, and stories, this book invites you to begin wherever you are and explore and expand your own language of faith. Based on hundreds of writing sessions Karen has led in a wide variety of settings, the book includes reflections and writing prompts on ten key spiritual words—faith, prayer, sin, love, justice, hope, redemption, grace, hospitality, reverence. Whether you are a theist, atheist, or agnostic, Writing to Wake the Soul offers a clear and thoughtful guide for articulating and exploring the difficult and illuminating questions of our time.

The next chapter is yours to write.

Read an extended excerpt from Writing to Wake the Soul or a shorter excerpt included in this month’s Quest for Meaning on the theme of “beginnings,” available as text or a recording.