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Best-Selling Author Joan Chittister in this book brilliantly presents universal spiritual insights distilled from five major religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Book jacket.
Joan Chittister is executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality, Erie, Pennsylvania. Her many other books include God's Tender Mercy, The Story of Ruth (with John August Swanson), and Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Answers from the Ages
Why Does My Life Feel So Hectic?
Why Does the Thought of Getting Older Bother Me?
What Does It Mean to ôMake a Differenceö?
What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?
How Can I Learn to Let Go of the Past?
Would I Do It All Again?
How Do I Know the Right Thing to Do?
How Do I Know Who to Follow?
What Does It Take to Succeed?
Is It Possible to Make Up for Past Mistakes?
Where Did I Lose My Idealism?
Why Do I Feel Stuck?
What Can I Do When Enough Is Enough?
Does Anything Really Matter?
Why Was I Born?
Why Can't I Just Get Away from It All?
What Does It Take to Put Excitement Back into Life?
How Will I Know Truth When I See It?
What's Wrong with Me: Why Can't I Change?
What Is the Purpose of Life?
What Is There to Get Up for in the Morning?
Where Is God?
What Is Happiness?
What's Important in Life?
Why Do I Feel That Something Is Missing in My Life?
Epilogue: The Roots of Tradition
Hindu Wisdom and Eternal Meaning
Buddhist Enlightenment and Desirelessness
Judaism: Community of Justice and Joy
Christianity: The Call to the Beatitudes
Islam: Community of Witness and Submission
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