Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir

This is a courageous work, full of practical exercises and examples of techniques… The author’s use of the term “spiritual” is broad enough to include pretty much any illuminating experience of life.

Sumangali Morhall, author of Auspicious Good Fortune

As one who regularly teaches courses in spiritual autobiography, Writing the Sacred Journey is the most useful writing manual–of any kind–I have read. Andrew has thought with exceptional depth and nuance about the inner processes of daily writing, what’s at stake in revision and what’s beyond the block.

Mary Rose O’Reilley, author of The Barn at the End of the World
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The Release: Creativity and Freedom After the Writing Is Done

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The release is the stage when writers share the soul of their project—its gift. Here’s how to thrive and best serve your work once the writing is done.

In The Release, award-winning author and teacher Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew invites writers to lift their heads out of the product-oriented sandbox and find an alternative way to play. By returning writers to their original delight and guiding them in an ongoing creative practice, Andrew helps form habits of mind, heart, and body to support a project’s final flourishing, free from the burdens of seeking validation and measuring worth.

Anyone—amateurs and professionals alike, those who intend to publish and those who do not, those with book length manuscripts and those with haiku written on paper scraps—can do this practice. This book is for anyone who wants to release their work with love.

Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice

Here, finally, someone has articulated both the struggles and the joy of revision, in a way that makes me eager to dive back into the projects that have stymied me. In addition to using examples and wise advice from other writers, Andrew gives us practical exercises that enable us to truly invigorate our work and revive its elusive heartbeat.

Brenda Miller, author of Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction and The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World

On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood & Holiness

Adroitly interweaving story, description and reflection, these introspective essays will appeal to those who savor language and recognize the sacred at the heart of everyday experience.

–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Modest in the best sense of the world, Andrew’s book affords a nuts-and-bolts look at the spiritual life and a meditation on what it means to be human and to live a faith-based existence in an increasingly inhospitable, messy world.” 


Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir

Thought provoking and informative…all bisexual young people should read this.

—Amazon reviewer

When I was exploring my sexuality/identity, your book about being Christian and bisexual was the only book in the whole wide world that I found for that voice.

–Tess in New Zealand


Hannah, Delivered

Nothing is more important than how we are born. And this engrossing novel takes you right into the heart and soul of this primal experience at the heart of our lives.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestseller, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

Unflinchingly honest, a gripping novel that explores the emotional and spiritual dimensions of natural birth.

Jennifer Margulis, author of The Business of Baby