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Drawing from her 2019 memoir of living at a spiritual retreat in Scotland, S. A. Snyder’s new book, The Value of Your Soul, is a collection of 38 peculiar “annoyances,” each with conventional translations that most of us can relate to.
With the help of select verses from the Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Snyder teases out some lessons learned from her experiences and offers a soupçon of homespun wisdom for coping with people, circumstances, and life.
Her witty style and unique experiences combine to make this a fun, light read with a reminder not to take life too seriously. If you enjoy chicken soup stories, you’ll laugh at Snyder’s quirky approach to self-improvement. Think of it as lamb stew for the annoyed soul!
"It is rare to happen upon beautiful thoughts so beautifully expressed, but S. A. Snyder's book, The Value of Your Soul, is just such a treasure. How fortunate that her journey can contribute so richly to our own.
- Philip Gulley, Quaker pastor, writer, and author of Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped MeBelieve"