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About Dancing with My Father

Let Your Soul Dance with Delight in God
Do you sometimes feel victimized by circumstances? Are you overwhelmed by weariness, fear, or discouragement? Do you wonder, Where can I go to claim the promise of Jesus that my joy could be made full?

When trusted author and mentor Sally Clarkson noticed a lack of joy in her own life, she realized how easy it can be, especially for women with overloaded to-do lists, to feel weighed down by drudgery and disappointment. But rather than slogging through her days, Sally wanted to know the delight of God's presence. She began prayerfully exploring how to cultivate deep-rooted joy even in the midst of difficult seasons.

In this warm and wise book, she invites you to experience for yourself what happens when you trust God to lead you into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose.

Weaving biblical insights with real-life stories that reflect every Christian woman's deepest longings, Dancing with My Father reveals how any woman, in any circumstance, can daily live in beauty and grace, joy and peace.


Praise for
Dancing with My Father

“In Dancing with My Father, we learn along with Sally Clarkson how to experience peace and joy through all the challenges life has to offer. The scripture offered and questions asked at the end of each chapter make this a wonderful book for individual or group study.” 
—Brenda Nuland, home-schooling mom and blogger, found at

“Sally Clarkson’s warmth and wisdom remind us to quit worrying about our footwork, lean into God's embrace, and let Him lead in this joy- filled dance called life!”
—Lisa Harper , popular speaker and author of A Perfect Mess

“Ever long for a gentle, godly mentor? One who with words and by example, graciously guides you through the maze of life, encouraging you to see with your heart, hear with your soul, and ultimately discover God in the midst of it all? You hold in your hands a mentoring manual creatively crafted by Sally Clarkson. This treasure will enable you to confidently rise above the circumstances of your life, unearthing contentment and calm as you too learn to delightfully dance with your heavenly Father.”
—Karen Ehman, national speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of A Life That Says Welcome and The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized

“With grace, candor, and engaging true-life stories, Sally Clarkson helps readers rediscover the reality of enduring joy in a fallen world. This is a book well worth reading!”
— Cheri Fuller, speaker and author of Mother-Daughter Duet

“This is not another ‘don’t worry, be happy’ book. Sally gets to the heart of what true joy looks like and how to hold on to it through all circumstances of life. I highly recommend this book—and Sally Clarkson!”
—Ginger Kolbaba, former editor of Today’s Christian Woman magazine, founding editor of, and author of the novel Desperate Pastors’ Wives

“A breath of fresh air for weary travelers on the ministry road. With characteristic grace and wisdom, Sally Clarkson acknowledges that even the most devoted Christian suffers discouragement, disappointment, and disillusionment. She meets us in our crashed idealism and burnout—but she doesn't leave us there. With God at her side, she leads us to the gentle peace and quiet trust of a mature Christian. I’ve read all of Sally’s books; this work is her best yet!”
—Elizabeth Foss, mother of nine and author of Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home

“These pages sing a song that could change your life. In lyrical prose that truly captivates, in the rhythm of personal narrative and startling truth, Dancing with My Father invites the soul-hungry, the joy-lame, and the spirit-weary to come to the soiree and stay. This isn’t another paint-by-number, formulaic book, but an honest, thoughtful invitation to live an authentic life of biblical joy.”
—Ann Voskamp, columnist for and the San Antonio Christian Beacon, and a blogger, found at

About Sally Clarkson

Sally Clarkson is a popular speaker who has worked in various ministries for more than thirty years. She is the author of several books, including The Mission of Motherhood. She and her husband, Clay, are the cofounders of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarkson's live with their four children just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jan 19, 2010

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

By Urailak Liljequist

"Joy" is a lovely word that we all want to experience but often cannot find because we tend to focus our attention on our circumstances, trials, disappointment, and discontent. Dancing with My Father helps guide us to let go of all that and hold on to God's hand, instead. "Let your soul dance with delight in God." Each chapter ends with questions and/or suggestions to help you find your rhythm in God's joy. I enjoyed reading this book a...

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By Beth Maddrey

This book is part memoir, part how-to focused on reclaiming (or finding) joy in your life based on relationship with God. I enjoyed the personal stories (though they could be a bit long winded and rambly at times) as illustrations of the author's own journey through the spiritually dark times. I did feel in some ways it focused too much on an emotional relationship with God, downplaying (or degrading even) those with a more intellectual...

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By Tabitha Andree

I normally would not pick up the book Dancing With My Father, by Sally Clarkson, simply because of the title. The word dancing draws me, however my first thought is that it's a book about father-daughter relationship. Maybe it should say heavenly father. When I read the back of the book, it really interested me. "Are you overwhelmed by weariness, fear, or discouragement?" I'm at one of those "stuck" times in life. Yes, I have hope f...

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By Janet Reeves

Dancing with My Father is the story of one woman's search for God's joy in the midst of any and all circumstances of life. As Sally Clarkson shares her story, she encourages her readers to begin their own. In the opening chapter, Clarkson tells of sitting on a park bench, feeling cynical, depressed, and overwhelmed. There she remembered happier, more hopeful times and longed to recapture that. Her reflections led her to begin a quest, the...

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