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Songs of the Heart

Reflections on the Psalms

Author(s): Joan Chittister

ISBN13: 9781585958351

ISBN10: 1585958352

Publisher: Twenty-third Publications (31 July 2011)

Extent: 136 pages

Binding: Hardcover

Size: 1.2 x 11 x 15.7 cm

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  • Songs of the Heart is a new edition of the best-selling 25 Windows into the Soul.


    In her introduction, Sister Joan Chittister writes: "The psalmist is poet and wisdom figure, balladeer and historian of the human struggle for God." What an apt description of Sister Joan herself! In this new book, she breaks open the psalms for us, those ancient songs that have been prayed by ordinary people for centuries. As usual, Sister Joan's language is fresh yet steeped in tradition, piercing yet tenderly nuanced. The topics she has chosen are universal, contemporary, timeless. Her "soul points" and "wisdom stories" are unforgettable. Her suggested activities run the gamut of profoundly daring to just plain fun.


    This book, like the psalms themselves, is meant not merely to be read, but to be entered into. It belongs to all of us who call ourselves "human souls in progress."

  • Joan Chittister


    Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She serves as cochair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the UN, facilitating a worldwide network of women peace builders. Her books include The Gift of Years, The Monastery of the Heart, and Uncommon Gratitude (with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams). She is past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and was prioress of her community, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania, for twelve years.



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