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“It is always a pleasure to see an artistic discipline integrated into fiction and, of all the artistic expressions, ballet as a visual art form might be the most difficult. Gilbertson’s novel presents a creditable glimpse into the ballet world. Not only from the choreographer’s point of view but the composer, the dancers and the production staff. The anxiety that inevitably accompanies a world premiere and the ever present component of fund-raising are also depicted. Dancing on the Whisper of God brought back for me the agony and the ecstasy of bringing art to fruition.”

Kent Stowell,
Founding Artistic Director and emeritus principal choreographer, Pacific Northwest Ballet

“Dancing on the Whisper of God explores the art of listening and responding to one’s deepest creative urgings. Blending the artistic worlds of ballet, musical composing, theatre, and spirituality, Jean Gilbertson weaves a story that will capture your imagination and awaken your heart to the unexpected mystery that continually whispers in our lives and invites us to dance.”

Valerie Lesniak, Ph.D.,
Director of Formation and Associate Professor of Spirituality, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University

“This novel will encourage you to take notice of the voice of Spirit within you and live into the transformation that results from listening to it.”

Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon,
Spiritual Leader of the Centers for Spiritual Living