The Practice of Finding

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The latest from a seasoned spiritual guide and storyteller

Seeking is in vogue these days. Many of us are continually, even obsessively striving and seeking—for something or other. But are we ever satisfied? What is enough?

In this book Holly Whitcomb presents the spiritual practice of finding as the antidote to chronic seeking, as the doorway to a grateful awareness of having received enough. Whitcomb exu-berantly celebrates learning to savor beauty and relationships even as she also explores the gifts of vulnerability and suffering. She reflects on wisdom distilled by the “finders”—poets, play-wrights, psychologists, and theologians—and derived from her own experience.

When we engage in finding, says Whitcomb, we recognize with humility and wonder that the universe contains possibilities beyond our power to imagine. The Practice of Finding is an inspir-ing guide to that journey of discovery.


Holly W. Whitcomb, a graduate of Yale Divinity School, is a trained spiritual director and the author of four previous books, including Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting. A United Church of Christ minister who serves as the director of Kettlewood Retreats, she frequently speaks at churches, retreat houses, and conference centers around the country.