May I Have This Dance?

May I Have This Dance?

An Invitation to Faithful Prayer Throughout the Year 

Author: Joyce Rupp

Price: $16.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-132-9

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 3, 2007

More Personal Growth, Prayer and Meditation, Spirituality, Women's Spirituality


For years May I Have This Dance? has been a favorite of readers. This revised edition of Joyce Rupp's best-selling book (more than 160,000 copies sold) has been updated with new guided meditations for each month of the year. Joyce Rupp invites readers to join God in the dance of life. She explores twelve themes, including "The Road to Life" and "The Playground of God," following each with prayer suggestions such as litanies, guided meditations, and journal keeping. Readers will be delighted to accept the invitation to dance with the Divine Partner—a dance of truth and wholeness—throughout the seasons of the year.


"A gifted and trusted spiritual guide."

"For decades Joyce Rupp has been a gifted and trusted spiritual guide. In May I Have This Dance?, with a sure hand, she exposes the fear of change that keeps us resistant to the dance. From her deep grasp of the unyielding soil of human nature she entreats: let God till your heart."

Paula D’Arcy, Author of Gift of the Red Bird
and Sacred Threshold

"Imaginative Christian work."

"Far too many devotional books are sleep-inducing with their familiar pieties and uninspired homilies. Not so with this imaginative Christian work by Joyce Rupp, a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community. She is well known for her ministries as a writer, spiritual 'midwife,' and retreat leader."

Spirituality & Practice

"A generous invitation."

"May I Have This Dance? is a generous invitation to pause, renew, and surrender to a God who has some wonderful new steps to teach us."

Robert J. Wicks, Author of Crossing the Desert
and Riding the Dragon

"A creative path for our spiritual growth."

"Using scripture, personal experience, and gathered wisdom, Joyce Rupp offers us a creative path for our spiritual growth. With poetic grace she leads us on a dance into the deepening places of our lives. This is a wonderful little guide for your prayer."

Macrina Wiederkehr, Author of Seasons of the Heart
and A Tree Full of Angels

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