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Chittister, Joan

Overview
Works: 248 works in 462 publications in 1 language and 14,346 library holdings
Genres: Rules  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations 
Roles: Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ1061, 200.846
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan Chittister
The gift of years : growing older gracefully by Joan Chittister ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the many dimensions of aging and considers the joys of this special stage of life and the rewards of being open to new experiences and new relationships
Welcome to the wisdom of the world and its meaning for you by Joan Chittister ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Certain questions are common to all of us as human beings. Why was I born? What's important in life? How do I know the right thing to do? What does it mean to 'make a difference'? What's wrong with me -- why can't I change? Such questions are so deeply human that they transcend time and place, religions and cultures. In this inviting book Joan Chittister presents the insights of others from different cultures throughout history who have grappled with the same kinds of life questions that plague us here and now. Through stories and wisdom literature from major religious traditions -- Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- Chittister highlights practical, universal truths and deftly shows how each spiritual tradition brings a special gift to the art of living a meaningful, spiritually aware life. A rich exploration of spirituality, Welcome to the Wisdom of the World addresses some of our most challenging issues -- ambition, security, romance, abandonment, failure, and more -- acknowledging the truth we can find in the wisdom of our human past and the connections we can make through our differences. This is a book for anyone who wants to grow spiritually and to become more fully human"--Publisher's web site
The tent of Abraham : stories of hope and peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims by Joan Chittister ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the mythic quality and the teachings of reconciliation that are embedded in the Torah, the Quran, and the Bible. The book employs the story of Abraham from all three of these sacred texts to weave together the wisdoms of these religious traditions into a deeper, more unified whole"--Publisher's description
Following the path : the search for a life of passion, purpose, and joy by Joan Chittister ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author uses advice and insight to help readers find purpose, happiness, and fulfillment in their lives
Happiness by Joan Chittister ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone wants to be happy. Many, however, wrongly believe that happiness comes from having enough money, fame, personal comfort, worldly success, or even dumb luck. To Joan Chittister, happiness is not a by-product of wealth or success, but rather a personal quality to be learned and mastered
The friendship of women the hidden tradition of the Bible by Joan Chittister ( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking deeply into biblical stories of female friendships in order to extract greater truths, this compelling work explores the sacred dimension of friendship through the lenses of faith, tradition, and scripture, revealing the often overlooked voices and experiences of women in the Old and New Testaments. Recovering and reclaiming the witness and wisdom of such women as Lydia, Prisca, Phoebe, Martha, Deborah, Esther, Rachel, Ruth, Veronica, Elizabeth, Anne, and Mary Magdalene, and drawing a highly inspiring message from each of these women's lives, the book embraces friendship as it is embod
The story of Ruth : twelve moments in every woman's life by Joan Chittister ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In concert with Swanson's art, Chittister's prose explores, through the biblical story of Ruth, a series of twelve life-defining moments in every woman's life"--Publisher description
Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope by Joan Chittister ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Everyone goes through times of pain and sorrow, depression and darkness, stress and suffering. It is in the necessary struggles of life, however, that we stretch our souls and gain new insights enabling us to go on. 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." "Meant to help readers cope with their own suffering and disappointment, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope is, in Chittister's words, "an anatomy of struggle and an account of the way hope grows in us, despite our moments of darkness, regardless of our regular bouts of depression. It is an invitation to look again at the struggles of life in order that we might remember how to recognize new life in our souls the next time our hearts turn again to clay."" "Neither a self-help manual nor a book offering pat answers, but supremely practical and relevant, Chittister's Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope will richly reward those readers seeking solace in the empathic, wise, and accessible meditations of a fellow struggler. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Faith & ferment : an interdisciplinary study of Christian beliefs and practices by Joan Chittister ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heart of flesh : a feminist spirituality for women and men by Joan Chittister ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The monastery of the heart : an invitation to a meaningful life by Joan Chittister ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide based on the ancient Rule of Benedict that provides a practical model upon which to build a satisfying life
Job's daughters : women and power by Joan Chittister ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women, ministry, and the church by Joan Chittister ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wisdom distilled from the daily : living the Rule of St. Benedict today by Joan Chittister ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living '' as relevant today as when The Rule was originally conceived by St. Benedict in fifth century Rome
The rule of Benedict : insights for the ages by Joan Chittister ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A commentary on St. Benedict's treatise on the monastic life, written around 400 A.D., showing how his rules apply to twentieth-century living
Becoming fully human : the greatest glory of God by Joan Chittister ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of belief by Joan Chittister ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this stirring testament to the resiliency of the Christian faith, Joan Chittister...spells out the meaning of the Apostles' Creed, phrase by phrase. For her, this testament is not an index of dogmas, but a 'catalog of choices, an inventory of possibilities, a roster of visions'
Winds of change : women challenge church by Joan Chittister ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncommon gratitude : alleluia for all that is by Joan Chittister ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams often says that, no matter what, the proper stance of the Christian in the world is one of gratitude. In this book, Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, and Archbishop Rowan Williams offer us a sweeping set of things and circumstances to be grateful forthings for which we can sing "alleluia," "praise and thanks be to God."
A passion for life : fragments of the face of God by Joan Chittister ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gandhi - Hagar - Martin Luther King - Mary Magdalene - Oscar Romero - Martin of Tours - Catherine of Sienna - Joan of Arc - Mother Jones, campaigner against labour conditions in America - Edith Stein - Illustrated by icons drawn by Robert Lentz
 
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Alternative Names
Chittister , Joan D.
Chittister, Joan D. 1936-
Languages
English (131)
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