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Author: Joan Chittister, OSB4 3/8”Xx 6 ¼” -- 128 pages – hardcover -- Note that this book cannot be shipped to Canada. Canadian customers, please order directly from Novalis.
The psalms in this book, all pieces of poetry and music,
have profound meaning for us today. If it is true,
that “The history of a people is found in its songs,”
(George Jelinek), this spiritual history of the House
of Israel is our history as well. And, the psalms express
the history of any living human being in search of the living God.Read the Table of Contents for this book.Read the Introduction for this book.Peek Inside! See a SAMPLE chapter from this book.
In this simple little book, Sr. Joan offers poignant reflections
on 30 psalms, each offering a spiritual oasis away
from the stresses of a world that demands more
attention than the human soul can sometimes bear.
Her hope is that readers, in praying and reflecting on the psalms,
may find new meaning at the core of life and make songs of their own.
This is great spiritual reading for all who long to break
open the psalms and pray with them more attentively.REVIEW
As always with Sr. Joan, her prayers and reflections
in Songs of the Heart are at once searing, challenging,
and deeply moving. I came away with new love and respect
for the psalms as a way to enter the heart of God more deeply.
Gwen Costello, author of Blessed Are You! A Prayerbook for CatholicsJoan Chittister is a Benedictine nun, an author, a speaker,
and international leader for peace and justice; she is a bold,
clear voice that shows the way to God in all aspects of life,
and particularly through prayer.