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The Time Is Now

A Call to Uncommon Courage
著者: Joan Chittister
ナレーター: Joan Chittister
再生時間: 3 時間 57 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Self Development

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あらすじ・解説

A beloved nun and social activist offers a soul-stirring guide for all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world 

“Botha call to arms and a faith-based guide for activists [and] readers disgusted with today’s political and cultural climate.” (Publishers Weekly

In The Time Is Now, Sister Joan Chittister - a rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice and fervent proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment - draws on the wisdom of prophets, both ancient and modern, to help us confront the societal forces that oppress and silence the sacred voices among us. 

Pairing scriptural insights with narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan offers a compelling vision for listeners to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment. For the weary, the cranky, and the fearful, this energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today. This is spirituality in action; this is practical and powerful activism for our times. 

Praise for The Time Is Now

“For decades Chittister has been a prolific author and advocate for women and social justice inside and outside the realm of the Catholic Church. Here she shares her perspective on the current state of equity, social justice, and the environment and calls on all Christians to explore the traits of prophets, many of which they can find within themselves . . . offering motivation as well as ways to accomplish change.” (Booklist)

“A series of short essays to encourage and refresh the spirit of activists . . . applicable to both progressive and conservative Christians. Will appeal to spiritual readers seeking an encouraging book for social justice advocacy.” (Library Journal, starred review) 

©2019 Joan Chittister (P)2019 Random House Audio

批評家のレビュー

"A modern prophet." (Judith Valente, author of Atchison Blue and correspondent for PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly)

"Joan Chittister is that rare combination of a gifted spiritual writer and a great prophetic voice in our church, speaking out for women, for minorities, and for all marginalized people. When I think of someone who speaks truth to power, I think of Joan." (James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage)

"Chittister has earned her place as one of the illuminators of our age." (Chicago Tribune)

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  • Mary Frontiera
  • 2019/03/24

Excellent as usual.

Joan Chittister is profound. She is someone who has done her homework in life.....and then some.

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  • JACQUELINE ENNIS
  • 2019/06/23

As good as expected

This was a fantastic book. Thoughtful, inspirational, honest and challenging. My appreciation was enhanced withSister Joan’s narration which felt as if she was sitting in a room talking to me.
I have already recommended the book to more than 15 people. I’ve never been this effusive about any book.

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  • marianna al-jundi
  • 2019/10/08

Prophetic

What a great and timely book! Please, please send to each of the senators in the US Congress.

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  • April Calkovsky
  • 2019/06/10

Calling all prophets!

I don't consider myself a God-fearing Christian, but I believe in the work of Jesus Christ. This book calls all of us to action. Sister Joan lets us know we cannot simply remain in our comfort zone or hide behind our fears of not being good enough to lead. She calls us out on our fears of not measuring up, of selfish perfectionism, of hiding our brilliance. She is calling us to lead from where we are, right now. Incredibly timely and compelling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/11/12

Awareness!

What we Need to know all over the world;
Our responsability and place in the present moment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/08/31

Fantastic book, phenomenal content!

This is the type of content everyone needs to consume and then act upon. Great stuff. Inspiring, true, enlightening, motivating. Thank you Ms. Chittister.

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  • mwihaki
  • 2019/08/10

Food for a restless soul

Such an important, beautiful and thought
provoking book . Indeed the time IS now. Thank you Sr Joan for responding to the compulsion to write this.

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  • Jeffrey Graves
  • 2019/07/21

A book for everyone and a call for a spiritual peo

It was a delight to hear Joan Chittister read her words of wisdom. A great book for a spiritual person in today's world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019/07/18

Everyone needs to hear this now!

I will be one who speaks out regardless of the cost. Will you? Religious or not, Joan says what needs to be heard. We are in a crisis and we need brave people from all over the world to tell it from every corner of this planet. We can no longer be silent! Or hate, fear and anger will prevail. Thank you Joan. I got the message.

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