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Barbara Brown Taylor was convinced that she needed to learn more about darkness—physical, spiritual, theological, and psychological darkness. Her quest led her to go spelunking in dark caves, to simulate blindness while eating and navigating traffic, to explore the implications of our well-lit world, and to discover and rethink the role of darkness in the biblical narrative.

Not a how-to manifesto on dealing with darkness in its various manifestations, this book is rather an invitation for readers “to become more curious about your own darkness” and to ask questions such as, “What have you learned in the dark that you could never have learned in the light?”

Though the book offers many new insights about darkness and light from the biblical story, readers should be aware that the author also draws from other world religions, particularly Buddhism. (HarperCollins)

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