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Written in the tradition of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, Sherry Blackman’s latest book, Letters to Our Daughters, is sure to become a classic. These letters, “field notes” lovingly crafted from a wealth of life experiences, explore the mysteries of loneliness, solitude, wonder, work, creativity, time, simplicity, regret, aging, and more while highlighting the value of passion, purpose, and provision as fundamental to living an authentic, worthwhile life.

What are critics saying?

“Thoughtful, profound, raw, helpful.”

“Letters to Our Daughters will hit you at your core.”

“This book is a must read for every woman, regardless of age.”

“I couldn’t put it down. I smiled, I cried, I came to terms with myself.”

“This book is Unputdownable. If only this had been around when I was young!”

“An excellent read for all women. I found myself in so many of those readings.”

“…challenges young women to see the potential and restoring energy found in all of life’s layers whether painful or joyful.”

Letters to Our Daughters is the perfect gift book for Mother’s Day, Graduations, Birthdays, Christmas, or just celebrating daughters. A collection of letters for women, no matter their age or where they are on life’s journey, this beautiful read contains profound insights and truths to inspire readers to consider and reconsider if they are living their best authentic life.

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About the Author: Sherry Blackman is the pastor of The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania and an award-wining, internationally published journalist, poet, and author of Call to Witness, Tales from the Trail: Stories from the Oldest Hiker Hostel on the Appalachian Trail, REV-IT-UP: Tales of a Truck Stop Chaplain. In addition, Rev. Blackman is a chaplain for the Pennsylvania State Police. Her forthcoming book, REV-IT-UP, due out in late 2022, chronicles her adventures as a Truck Stop Chaplain, a ministry she’s served since 2006.

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Dear Daughters,

I’m writing to you what I wished someone had written to me long ago as I wrestled with this magnificent thing called life. I long to share with you what decades of experience—of passion and indifference, of struggling to find purpose and then struggling to fulfill it, of provision and lack of it, of joy and sorrow—have written into me, onto my bones, if you will, a kind of spiritual hieroglyphics. I want to write about the mysteries of being human that weren’t meant to be solved but lived into. I write these letters from a place of deep trembling.

Why write letters, something few bother with anymore? I want you to hold the same paper I hold, see my handwriting and signature as evidence that I existed. Let my letters be a kind of map and geography of who I am. In every word, see the jagged edges, cliffs, broken bones, wings, skies, stars, and oceans inside of me and how they might help you chart your own way through life.

You can tuck these testaments into a book, stuff them into your pocket, or leave them on a shelf. As you hold this book in your hands and flip the pages of these earnest letters, my hope is that you will feel held. I pray you will see the ink on these pages as scorch marks of the fire that burns in me, and yes, see the trees within the paper upon which I wrote.

May these “field notes” help strengthen your resolve and clarify a vision for your lives as you navigate through wild, uncharted places following your calling. What do I mean by calling? Again, I speak of mysteries—calling itself is a mystical word. There is a voice within us that sounds like our own but is under it, like a pulse, like a flame, beneath our skin. A voice still and small, heard when we are apart from all the noise, that calls out to us, telling us of the way to go. Trust it. Follow it.

There is so much I want to share with you in these letters before I leave this house of clay, before silence shrouds me and quiets my hands, not only of the mysteries of passion and purpose and provision but also of loneliness, solitude, simplicity, and so much more, that you might inhabit your own radiance.

Catch fire, my daughters.





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P A Brook is an Author, Dater, and Know-It-All Smasher of Boring, dating in New York, NY.

From writing a Survivor themed article on investment regulation where the SEC wins every immunity challenge to using baseball analogies to wake up 700 people at an industry conference, trying to put an interesting spin on any topic has always been an interest. Now he is helping the over 50 and single crowd figure out there is life after divorce.

And what makes him an expert? How about two divorces, a retirement savings spent on therapy, and dating a thousand women. Okay, not a thousand, but enough to know what works at this age, at this time. There is no substitute for experience.

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