Welcome to the Wisdom of the World: And Its Meaning for You

Book, 2007, 186 pp
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In this inviting book Joan Chittister offers her readers penetrating spiritual insights distilled from five major religious traditions. An extraordinarily rich exploration of spirituality, this is a book for anyone who wants to grow spiritually and to become more fully human.
"Although each person is unique and lives in a different time and culture from those of his or her predecessors and successors, Chittister insists that all humans have something in common. Drawing on the stories and heritages of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, she explores this commonality with great insight and compassion. She discusses specific issues through the prism of particular religious traditions. She looks at aging and letting go of the past with Hindu wisdom; at doing the right thing and the meaning of success with Buddhist enlightenment; at idealism and feeling stuck with Jewish communitarianism; at getting away from it all and the purpose of life with Christian love; and at the existence of God and happiness with Islamic submission. 'Life,' she says, 'is simply the responsibility of each of us to make our own contribution to the ongoing co-creation of the world.' Exemplary inspiration from one of the foremost contemporary writers on spirituality." -- Booklist
PublisherWm. B. Eerdmans

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