A positive, affirming collection of essays that teaches how to understand and accept life’s darkest hours.
The Voice That Calls You Home is a collection of essays drawn from the author’s life experiences that explore the connection between the spiritual and the every day. Through these stories, the reader will be invited to sit with the author at the bedside of the dying, to encounter the homeless, to walk into the morgue at Ground Zero, and to share the horror of her own diagnosis of breast cancer. There are moments of humor, as in a disastrous Christmas party, and times of mystery, like those experienced in family séances, childhood visions, and adult encounters with the spiritual realm. Throughout these essays, the presence of the Divine runs like a silver thread, weaving in and out of stories that are heartbreaking and uplifting, unbelievable and yet true.
In times of hardship or grief, spiritual exploration or longing, many turn to the outside world for comfort or for answers. Some yearn to know why bad things happen; others may feel a loss of faith. What the author suggests is that each individual can find meaning and hope by listening to one’s own life. In doing so, we may discover the voice of the holy disguised in that of a stranger, or revealed in an unexplainable encounter. It is a voice which leads us home to ourselves and which points toward Mystery; and when we feel at home in the world, we can bear the sorrows that are sure to come with a steady eye and a sense of hope.