Solitude Hardback

Memories, People, Places

by Terry Waite;


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Reflecting on his experiences of being kidnapped in Kuwait, Terry Waite explores how solitude effects faith, life, and identity.

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Solitude

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  • Want to read a book which blends a unique story with powerful truths?
  • Terry Waite turns his remarkable experience into a book for those experiencing loneliness
  • You'll discover how solitude shapes both life and faith

If anyone understands Solitude, it’s Terry Waite.


After five years spent in solitary confinement during his faught kidnapping in the 80s, Terry Waite has had decades to think about what being solitary means, and how it affects us.


He explores why some people avoid being alone at every cost, whilst others can think of nothing more peaceful than being well and truly by themselves, and how those feelings can change with time.


This book is all about his encounters with people who live a solitary life in many different ways and guises. Some who live out in the most remote of locations, shunning all manner of modern society; some who find themselves solitude in the anonymous flow of crowds in busy cities; and some whose remarkable circumstance, whether professionally or for their own safety, are forced to live a solitary life. There is more than one way to be alone, and these different voices all show how that works.


Solitude is more than being alone, it is a retreat into the self shapes the soul.


Through his pilgrimage through solitude, Terry Waite discovers how solitude (not loneliness), far from being something we should fear, but is instead something that can a force for good in we learn to embrace and live it out thoughtfully and bravely.

Solitude by Terry Waite was published by SPCK in October 2017 and is our 1192nd best seller. The ISBN for Solitude is 9780281078813.

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  • Want to read a book which blends a unique story with powerful truths?
  • Terry Waite turns his remarkable experience into a book for those experiencing loneliness
  • You'll discover how solitude shapes both life and faith

Some people long to find it, others long to escape it. But, whether we welcome or dread it, solitude is something we all experience in different forms at different points in our lives.

After enduring nearly five years of solitary confinement, in cruel and terrifying conditions, Terry Waite discovered that he was drawn to find out more about the power of solitude in the lives of other people. The result is this haunting book, in which he recalls his encounters with people who have experienced some very different ways of being solitary: among them the peaceful solitude of remote and beautiful places; the unsought and often unnoticed solitude of lonely people living in the midst of busy cities; the deceptive solitude of those living in the twilight world of espionage; the enforced solitude of the convict and the prisoner of war; and finally the inescapable solitude of those who are drawing near to death.

Through all these encounters, and through the memories and reflections they trigger in the author's mind, we see how solitude shapes the human soul - and how it can be a force for good in our own lives, if we can only learn to use it well.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSPCK (October 2017)
Weight320g
Number of Pages224
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9780281078813
ISBN-100281078815
Product Code4536649
Page last updated 5th October 2017
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