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Chittister, Joan

Overview
Works: 307 works in 846 publications in 8 languages and 18,295 library holdings
Genres: Rules  Meditations  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bible stories  Qurʼan stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Speaker, Narrator, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: BL624, 255.106
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The gift of years : growing older gracefully by Joan Chittister( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises
Happiness by Joan Chittister( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 667 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. Happiness just seems to be so elusive and arbitrary--something all too often just out of reach. Joan Chittister sees happiness differently. To her it is not a by-product of wealth or success but, rather, a personal quality to be learned, mastered, and fearlessly wielded. Happiness, she says, "is an organ of the soul that is meant to be nourished." In these pages Chittister develops "an archeology of happiness" as she conducts a happiness "dig" through sociology, biology, neurology, psychology, philosophy, history, and world religions. Sifting through the wisdom of the ages, Chittister offers inspiring insights that will help seekers everywhere learn to cultivate true and lasting happiness within themselves
Welcome to the wisdom of the world and its meaning for you by Joan Chittister( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 662 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 601 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 )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author uses advice and insight to help readers find purpose, happiness, and fulfillment in their lives
The time is now : a call to uncommon courage by Joan Chittister( Book )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chittister speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world. She 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. -- adapted from jacket
The friendship of women : the hidden tradition of the Bible by Joan Chittister( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Chittister invites us to seek and embrace friendship as it is embodied between women, between God the Creator and all of creation, and between all human beings
The monastery of the heart : an invitation to a meaningful life by Joan Chittister( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 476 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
Between the dark and the daylight : embracing the contradictions of life by Joan Chittister( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In words as wise as they are inspiring, Between the Dark and the Daylight explores the concerns of modern life, of the overworked mind and hurting heart. These are the paradoxical--and often frustrating--moments when our lives feel at odds with everything around us. Only by embracing the contradictions, Chittister contends, may we live well amid stress, withstand emotional storms, and satisfy our yearnings for something transcendent and real. By delving into the chaos, this book guides us through the questions that seemed easier to avoid and enlightens what has been out of focus"--Jacket
Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope by Joan Chittister( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 445 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."--Jacket
The story of Ruth : twelve moments in every woman's life by Joan Chittister( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 432 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
Heart of flesh : a feminist spirituality for women and men by Joan Chittister( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticizes the patriarchal world view, outlines the historical realities that have produced a culture that glorifies violence and domination, and argues for a worldview that recognizes the full humanity of women
Faith & ferment : an interdisciplinary study of Christian beliefs and practices by Joan Chittister( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom distilled from the daily : living the Rule of St. Benedict today by Joan Chittister( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 398 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
Women, ministry, and the church by Joan Chittister( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job's daughters : women and power by Joan Chittister( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical/sociological review of women's powerlessness, taking Job as the prototype of the innocent victim and using May's classifications of power to find the integrative power of the future
The rule of Benedict : insights for the ages by Joan Chittister( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 373 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
How to live : what the Rule of St. Benedict teaches us about happiness, meaning, and community by Judith Valente( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rule of St. Benedict arose from an era when a great civilization was threatened by violence, economic forces that favored the wealthy, political leaders that lacked the trust of the public, and rampant xenophobia. Similar to the anxieties and frustrations of the 6th century, we are living in a time where societies need to stress community over competition, consensus over conflict, simplicity over self gain, and silence over the constant chatter and distractions of our lives. In How to Live, Judith Valente explores the key elements of the rule and clearly demonstrates how incorporating this ancient wisdom can change the quality and texture of our lives offering a way forward from the divisions gripping our country. These fresh and profound explorations are inspiring and thoughtful, and will motivate readers to live a meaningful life
Uncommon gratitude : alleluia for all that is by Joan Chittister( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 329 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."
In search of belief by Joan Chittister( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 323 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'
 
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The gift of years : growing older gracefully
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HappinessWelcome to the wisdom of the world and its meaning for youThe tent of Abraham : stories of hope and peace for Jews, Christians, and MuslimsFollowing the path : the search for a life of passion, purpose, and joyThe time is now : a call to uncommon courageThe friendship of women : the hidden tradition of the BibleThe monastery of the heart : an invitation to a meaningful lifeBetween the dark and the daylight : embracing the contradictions of life
Alternative Names
Chittister Joan D.

Chittister, Joan D. 1936-

Joan Chittister Amerikaans n/a

Joan Chittister Roman Catholic nun, activist, writer and academic

Joan Chittister US-amerikanische benediktinische Ordensschwester, Autorin, Vortragsreisende und Friedensaktivistin

ג'ואן צ'יטיסטר

치티스터, 조안 D. 1936-

치티스터, 조앤 1936-

치티스터, 조앤 D. 1936-

치티스터, 죠안 1936-

키티스터, 조안 1936-

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