Praise for “Love and the Mystery of Betrayal”

rohrWhat Sandra Lee Dennis tells us about the transformative power of suffering is so important and so true. She makes it clear that the price is high, but the reward of a heart broken open to a deeper love is worth the cost. I hope that many read this book; many surely are in need of it.
Fr. Richard Rohr, author of Silent Compassion, Job and the Mystery of Suffering, Breathing Underwater, Falling Upward, and more

brchDiscover how the excruciating pain of betrayal can become a portal to unconditioned love and deep inner freedom… A powerful book that will serve many.
Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

miranda-macphersonLove and the Mystery of Betrayal is a rare and beautiful book, a powerful guide to anyone sincerely interested in recovering wholeheartedness after the shocking pain of a relationship rupture. With remarkable courage, intelligence and humanity, the author weaves her own journey through the many dimensions of personal devastation. She guides the reader through a compelling journey of the soul with up-to-date psychological understanding and spiritual wisdom to support true reemergence. This will be invaluable for anyone interested in harnessing the deepest human heartbreak as a crucible for spiritual awakening. This book is a triumph of spirit. I hope it finds its hands into all who could benefit. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Miranda Macpherson, author of Boundless Love

Francis-WellerAs she surrenders to the mysteries of grief and pain, Sandra Dennis works against our happiness-obsessed culture and the self-images that equate suffering with weakness and indulgence. She does not look away or sugar coat the experience of abandonment and betrayal with easy tips on getting over it or with spiritual bypass sleight of hand.  This book offers instead an invaluable chronicling of “the whole catastrophe” from breakdown to breakthrough. I was moved by many passages in this deep, engaging book. A much needed contribution to our collective healing I am pleased to recommend.
Francis Weller, author of Entering the Healing Ground

gangajiWhat a book Sandra Dennis has written! I celebrate her courage and discovery, and welcome her home.
Gangaji, author of Hidden Treasure and The Diamond in Your Pocket

parisThis story of heartbreak has a rare quality: it is absolutely honest. The author initially lost her faith in love, in life, in God. She endured the ordeal for more than four years. Coming out of the desert of heartbreak, she regained her life, her God, and her vitality. And she takes us with her on a poignant voyage through those transforming depths. A wonderful accomplishment.
Ginette Paris, PhD, author of Heartbreak, Wisdom of the Psyche, and more.

Love and the Mystery of Betrayal is a passionate book that delves with a rare honesty into the clashes of the mind, heart and body that occur when we open ourselves to deep surrendered love and that love is betrayed and blown away.  Sandy Dennis probes the subject of betrayal in an almost kinesthetic way, like a dance that is also superbly intelligent. Out of her own suffering, she offers us a way to connect with, understand, and transform our own.
Charlie Fisher, emeritus professor and author of Dismantling Discontent and Meditation in the Wild

In this compelling and well-written book, the author takes us on a poignant journey into the dark night of the soul. She courageously reveals her authentic feelings and heroic efforts to find meaning, healing, and wisdom by engaging with the darkness of broken trust. This is an inspiring book that offers guidance and hope for those struggling to heal and grow from one of life’s most painful experiences.
John Amodeo, PhD, author of Dancing with Fire and Love & Betrayal

bancroftSandra Dennis has written a moving and thoughtful book right from the heart. It will be a source of comfort and assistance to a lot of hurting people. The shock of discovering manipulation and deception that betrayal brings can leave a person feeling that their entire world has been turned upside down. Sandra offers a deeply sensitive, insightful, and human approach to healing from this heartrending experience that will enrich your life. She takes you on an emotional, philosophical and spiritual journey that will inspire and help you heal.
Lundy Bancroft, author of Why Does He Do That?

Sandra Dennis offers original insights into the energetic, sexual, psychic and neurological workings that make the experience of love betrayed so devastating. Written from the heart, this very personal tribute to the dark goddess encourages those who feel deeply (and wonder if there is something wrong with them) to stay true to their own feelings, which, in the author’s case, ultimately brings about a transformation and awakening into the heart of Love and equanimity.
Beth Hedva, Ph.D, author of Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness

Love and the Mystery of Betrayal has a ring of authenticity that will speak directly to your heart. Sandra Lee Dennis helps us find our way along the healing path that lays bare the preciousness of ourselves in our fragility. I hope and trust her message will reach and help those who most need it.
James Finley, PhD, author of The Awakening Call and Trauma and Transformation (CD series with Caroline Myss)

If you have gone through the trauma of betrayal, no matter how long ago it was~ get this book immediately and clear time not just for reading; for healing. The journey through this book is a healing experience that helps us to understand what we’ve gone through, to name the invisible, hidden cracks this trauma inflicted in our psyche, to validate our soulful intuition and finally, it helps us emerge into an ecstatic experience of self-love and higher love.
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