Of all of Henri Nouwen’s many beloved books on the spiritual life, this deeply personal meditation … Keep Reading about The Return of the Prodigal Son
Created in love and recreated in mercy.
Inspired by Betty Walthour Skinner’s life, documented science, and faith-based practices, our mission is to provide a path that will encourage and nurture physical well-being, mental balance, and deep spiritual hope in as many people as God brings our way.
When Betty Walthour Skinner was 42, her doctor told her, “You have a hole in your soul.”
Praise for The Hidden Life Awakened
“This is a holy manuscript! Betty is indeed a fully transformed and enlightened human being. The goodness and glow come across the pages. What a blessing her holiness and wisdom is to us!”
“The Hidden Life is a work of love, revealing the many facets of this remarkable woman: her life story, her insights and guidance, and her beautiful poetry. Betty Skinner will touch your heart in profound and healing ways.”
“The Hidden Life will be invaluable to countless people, assuring them that they are not alone in their interior trials and that such dark passages can prove with faith to be gateways to wisdom.”
Author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, The War of Art, and Gates of Fire
“This is a remarkably beautiful story of an incredible woman. Read it and allow yourself to dare to hope that experiential knowing of God is available to us all.”
David G. Benner, PhD
depth psychologist, coach, and author of numerous books, including Sacred Companions
“This is a moving story, not only of a particular woman, but of the way in which the human soul can journey through brokenness to new birthings.”
J. Philip Newell
author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God
“I began reading this as a favor to one of the authors, but I finished the book as a favor to myself. Betty Skinner is a modern and practical mystic who came to embody the great mystery of living in Christ.”
Gary W. Moon, MDiv, PhD
Executive Director, Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College
“Betty directs our eyes toward what is beautiful, pleasing, and perfect—both around us and within us. She makes sense of suffering through her unique insights into life and the glorious things of God. Her wisdom has never been needed more.”
President, Ave Maria University; former director, White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives; former legal counsel to Mother Teresa
"A story for the ages . . . a call to never settle for an ordinary life or a predictable God. You will love this remarkable life and book."
"Having trained thousands of physicians, I know the power of treating the mind, body, and soul. The prescription of The Hidden Life Awakened is transformative medicine."
"Readers will find courage, hope, and comfort for the journey."