Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Building on the biblical story of Jacob wrestling with God and on the story of her own battle with life-changing disappointment, Sister Joan Chittister deftly explores the landscape of suffering and hope, considering along the way such wide-ranging topics as consumerism, technology, grief, the role of women in the Catholic Church, and the events of September 11, 2001. We struggle, she says, against change, isolation, darkness, fear powerlessness, vulnerability, exhaustion, and scarring; and while these struggles sometimes seem insurmountable, we can emerge from them with the gifts of conversion, detachment, faith, courage, surrender, limitations, endurance, transformation, and (perhaps most important) hope. Each of these struggles and gifts is discussed in a chapter of its own.
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A booster of hope
Date:March 10, 2012
Excellent book. From a non denominational perspective Joan Chittister helps to open doors which keys are only inside us. It is a powerful tool to understand the role of suffering, losses and pain in human life. It provides insights that are framed within a serious philosofical and psychological background enlighted by the faith.