The Monastic Heart & 38 Personal Stories Gift Giver Special
Product DescriptionMonastic Heart
This book carries the weight and wisdom of the monastic spiritual tradition into the twenty-first century. Sister Joan leans into Saint Benedict, who, as a young man in the sixth century, sought moral integrity in the face of an empire not by conquering or overpowering the empire but by simply living an ordinary life extraordinarily well. This same monastic mindset can help us grow in wisdom, equanimity, and strength of soul as we seek restoration and renewal both at home and in the world.
At a time when people around the world are bearing witness to human frailty—and, simultaneously, the endurance of the human spirit—The Monastic Heart invites readers of all walks to welcome this end of certainty and embrace a new beginning of our faith. Without stepping foot in a monastery, we can become, like those before us, a deeper, freer self, a richer soul—and, as a result, a true monastic, so “that in all things God may be glorified.”
Random House-288 pages hardcover-Reg. $26.00 Click here.
38 Personal Stories
What is a life made of other than the moments, the lessons, the surprises that become our stories? In From the Writings of Joan Chittister: 38 Personal Stories to Transform a Life, Sister Joan shares dozens of the meaningful, challenging, and poignant memories that shaped her into one of the beloved spiritual writers and leaders of the twenty-first century. Offering glimpses into her childhood in a loving, but violent home, her days as a young nun before and after widespread changes in the Catholic Church, and her time as a visionary leader in her religious community and beyond, 38 Personal Stories to Transform a Life is a journey through one woman’s life, with moments and realizations that resonate with all people. In this slim volume, compiled from Sister Joan’s books and essays, readers will find her at her most engaging, and will be drawn to reflect on the stories that have guided and changed their own lives.
Benetvision-111 pages paperback-Reg. $9.95 Click here.