Product DescriptionJoan Chittister, OSB
Spirituality & Health Magazine named Radical Spirit by Joan Chittister as one the best books of 2017. In its January/February 2018 issue, the editors chose eleven books noting, “Look to these exceptional titles as guidance to navigate your way through the joys and heartbreaks of this one precious life.”
Feeling burnt-out from life, strung-out from social media, and put out by a society that always wants more from you? Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, offers a practical, character-building, and inspirational guide to help you take control of your emotional life and redirect your spiritual destiny.
Joan Chittister, whom Publishers Weekly calls “one of the most well-known and trusted contemporary spiritual authors,” is a rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice, and a passionate proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment. Drawing on little known, ancient teachings of the saints, Sister Joan offers a practical program to help transform our thinking and rebel against our fears, judgments and insecurities.
“Freedom from anxiety, worry, and tensions at home and work, comes when we give ourselves to something greater,” she argues. “We need to seek wisdom rather than simply facts, to think before speaking, and in turn create respectful communities.” With a series of twelve simple rules for healthy spiritual living, Chittister not only reminds us, but pleads with us, to develop enduring values by shifting our attention to how God wants us to live. This book will teach you how to accomplish this.
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PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK
“Sister Joan Chittister is one of the great Christian spiritual masters of our time. I never come away from her books without being inspired, nourished and, most of all, challenged.” –James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit’s Guide to (Almost) Everything
“As chaos and uncertainty reigns all around, Sister Joan’s invitation to the sacred power waiting for us at the depths of our spirits could not be more necessary or timely. Radical Spirit renders the most enduring ancient practices of the faith accessible, compelling and liberating for the living of these days and is one of the most helpful and hopeful books of the season.”
–Paul Raushenbush, Senior Vice-President for Public Engagement at Auburn Seminary
Penguin Random House; Paperback