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The time is now : a call to uncommon courage / Joan Chittister.

Chittister, Joan, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library 248 CHI (Text) 33500013100144 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 248 CHI (Text) 33500013082094 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1984823418
  • ISBN: 9781984823410
  • Physical Description: 139 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Convergent, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, offers a soul-stirring and inspiring guide that speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world. Joan Chittister has been a passionate voice for women's rights for over 50 years. Called "one of the most well-known and trusted contemporary spiritual authors" by Publishers Weekly, this rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice and fervent proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment draws on the wisdom of prophets--both ancient and modern--to help us confront the societal forces that oppress and silence the sacred voices among us. Pairing scriptural insights with stirring narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan offers a compelling vision for readers to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment. For the weary, the cranky, and the fearful, Sister Joan's energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today. This is spirituality in action, this is practical and powerful activism for our times.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    Acclaimed author and Benedictine nun Chittister shares the stories of numerous historical, biblical, and contemporary prophets and reflects on their common traits. The list is wide-ranging and varied, from the Jewish prophet Amos to antiwar activist Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest who spoke out against the Vietnam War. She also introduces less-familiar figures, such as Eastern Orthodox monastic Mother Maria Skobtsova, who died in a WWII concentration camp. For decades Chittister has been a prolific author and advocate for women and social justice inside and outside the realm of the Catholic church. Here she shares her perspective on the current state of equity, social justice, and the environment and calls on all Christians to explore the traits of prophets, many of which they can find within themselves. While Chittister maintains her core Catholic positions, she does so in a way that may well inspire spiritual readers unhappy with the current political, environmental, and civil state of our U.S., offering motivation as well as ways to accomplish change. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JOAN CHITTISTER, O.S.B., is an internationally known writer and lecturer and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania. A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania, she served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses, and was prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for 12 years. Sister Joan received her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in speech communications theory. She has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of peace and women in church and in society.

Subject: Spirituality > Christianity.
Christian life > Catholic authors.
Christian life > Catholic authors.
Spirituality > Christianity.

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