The biblical story of Ruth is a womans story about a womans life. Though written thousands of years ago, it is nonetheless perennial. It calls us to reflect in every generation on what it means to be a whole woman,...
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The biblical story of Ruth is a womans story about a womans life. Though written thousands of years ago, it is nonetheless perennial. It calls us to reflect in every generation on what it means to be a whole woman, a spiritual woman. In "The Story of Ruth" Joan Chittister and John August Swanson reclaim this powerful biblical story as a model for contemporary women seeking a fully spiritual life.Through complementary texts and illustrations, Chittister and Swanson explore a series of twelve defining moments in every womans life--moments of loss, change, transformation, aging, independence, respect, recognition, insight, empowerment, self-definition, invisibility, and fulfillment. Each chapter and each piece of artwork together illuminate the faithful life of Ruth in relation to these formative moments and lend insights into what it means to be a woman of God today.A lovely combination of art and text, "The Story of Ruth" provides valuable help for women seeking to live wholly in a world still struggling with issues of faith and gender.
Joan Chittister is executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is the author of over thirty books on Spirituality, many of which have been awarded or highly honoured such as The Way We Were, Called to Question, In the Heart of the Temple, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope and her most recent title Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You.
Joan Chittister is a Benedictine sister and founding executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania. An internationally known writer and lecturer, she serves as co-chair of the UN?'s Global Peace Initiative of Women, writes the column "From Where I Stand" in the National Catholic Reporter, and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. Her more than forty books include The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman?'s Life (with John August Swanson), Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You, The Gift