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Title:
Gift of the red bird : a spiritual encounter
Author:
D'Arcy, Paula, 1947-
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Publication Information:
New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., 1996.
Physical Description:
142 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780824515904
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Book

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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. In Gift of the Red Bird she shares her remarkable spiritual adventure: Paula literally journeyed alone into the wilderness for three days, allowing the Creator to speak through that creation. As she surrendered to the power of God alone, a red bird appeared and, without words, began to teach...


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In Song for Sarah (1979), D'Arcy captured the primal pain of loss, and, since its publication, she has become a popular lecturer and workshop leader in the burgeoning field of grief counseling. Grief, she shows us in this new book, is an ongoing, never-completed process, one that becomes woven into the fabric of the grieving person's spiritual life. Now in midlife, D'Arcy realized that she must move yet further on her journey toward trusting the divine plan. A three-day solitary wilderness trip tested that faith, especially when a massive storm tore through her canyon home. But a red bird that miraculously survived the storm taught her to laud the tiny miracles of our earthly lives. Readers of the quarter-million copies of Song for Sarah will want to make this spiritual encounter with her. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)0824515900Patricia Monaghan