Becoming Fully Human
The Greatest Glory of God
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of Pages: 128
Width: 13.7 cm
Height: 20.9 cm
Drawing from the folklore and scripture of other cultures, as well as her own monastic tradition, Sister Joan Chittister develops a spirituality that understands what it means to be human and the importance of seeing others for what they truly are-sacred. Centered around twelve questions-from "What does it mean to be enlightened?" to "How is caring for the earth spiritual?"-Becoming Fully Human reveals that no matter our color, economic or social status, or religion, we are all dealing with the same human desires, fears, needs, feelings and hopes. Coming to see the heart of the other allows us to see our own, which in turn leads us to live lives dedicated to respect, holiness, balance, and peace.
Chittister's small book is rich in its implications. Highly recommended. -- Graham Christian Library Journal Characteristically, Chittister challenges the reader to seek the underlying motivation behind each [human] activity. In her words, she hopes to 'heighten our sensitivities to the point that there is no such thing as a moment without meaning for us'...She presents simple explanations for what might otherwise seem too profound for ordinary life. Liguorian Consider this work as an example of the growth and transformation that can come from reading and savoring the spiritual words of others. Chittister knows that light can come in from all directions... [Joan] recognizes that tough questions can propel us into a deeper appreciation for the meaning of life and the mystery of God. -- Spirituality & Health, Praise for Joan's memoir Called to Question (2004) This paperback contains 12 soul-stretching meditations on issues that touch the central core of our lives in relationship to God, the world, and others. -- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and Growth