About the Book and Author

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Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life 
by Joan Chittister

About the book:
Feeling burnt-out from life, strung out from social media, and put out by a society that always wants more from you? Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, offers a practical, character-building, and inspirational guide to help you take control of your emotional life and redirect your spiritual destiny.

Joan Chittister, whom Publishers Weekly calls "one of the most well-known and trusted contemporary spiritual authors," is a rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice and a passionate proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment. Drawing on little known, ancient teachings of the saints, Sister Joan offers a practical program to help transform our thinking and rebel against our fears, judgments, and insecurities.

"Freedom from anxiety, worry, and tensions at home and work comes when we give ourselves to something greater," she argues. "We need to seek wisdom rather than simply facts, to think before speaking, and in turn create respectful communities." With a series of twelve simple rules for healthy spiritual living, Chittister not only reminds us but pleads with us to develop enduring values by shifting our attention to how God wants us to live. This book will teach you how to accomplish this.

About the author:
JOAN CHITTISTER, OSB, is an internationally known writer and lecturer, the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality, and the founder of Monasteries of the Heart, an online monastic community in Erie, Pennsylvania. She has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of peace and women in church and in society. She has appeared on Super Soul Sunday, PBS’s Religion and Faith, NBC’s Meet the Press, and NPR’s Weekend Edition, and has been featured in Commonweal, Sojourners, U.S Catholic and America magazines. 

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