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Chittister, Joan

Works: 274 works in 698 publications in 8 languages and 16,580 library holdings
Genres: Rules  Meditations  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Speaker, Author of introduction
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Publications about Joan Chittister
Publications by Joan Chittister
Most widely held works by Joan Chittister
The gift of years : growing older gracefully by Joan Chittister( Book )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,094 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
Welcome to the wisdom of the world and its meaning for you by Joan Chittister( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 713 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 )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 579 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
Happiness by Joan Chittister( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 547 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
Following the path : the search for a life of passion, purpose, and joy by Joan Chittister( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The author uses advice and insight to help readers find purpose, happiness, and fulfillment in their lives
The story of Ruth : twelve moments in every woman's life by Joan Chittister( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 452 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 )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 451 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
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 419 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
Faith & ferment : an interdisciplinary study of Christian beliefs and practices by Joan Chittister( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 410 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 406 libraries worldwide
Women, ministry, and the church by Joan Chittister( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Job's daughters : women and power by Joan Chittister( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The rule of Benedict : insights for the ages by Joan Chittister( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 367 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
Wisdom distilled from the daily : living the Rule of St. Benedict today by Joan Chittister( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 355 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 monastery of the heart : an invitation to a meaningful life by Joan Chittister( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
A guide based on the ancient Rule of Benedict that provides a practical model upon which to build a satisfying life
Becoming fully human : the greatest glory of God by Joan Chittister( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
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
In search of belief by Joan Chittister( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 251 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'
Uncommon gratitude : alleluia for all that is by Joan Chittister( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 241 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."
Two dogs and a parrot : what our animal friends can teach us about life by Joan Chittister( Book )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
"Two Dogs and a Parrot offers both heartwarming stories and thought-provoking reflections about sharing life with an animal companion. [...] It illuminates the significance of the deep bond between humans and animals and invites us to embrace and celebrate our animal friends."--Front flap of book jacket
The friendship of women : the hidden tradition of the Bible by Joan Chittister( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 204 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 embodied by women, between God and all of creation, and between all human beings
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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
치티스터, 조앤
치티스터, 조앤 D
치티스터, 죠안
키티스터, 조안
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Spanish (23)
Chinese (12)
French (11)
German (7)
Korean (5)
Italian (4)
Portuguese (1)
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