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The Resource Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope, Joan D. Chittister

Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope, Joan D. Chittister

Label
Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope
Title
Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope
Statement of responsibility
Joan D. Chittister
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone goes through times of pain and sorrow, depression and darkness, stress and suffering. It is in the necessary struggles of life, however, that we stretch our souls and gain new insights enabling us to go on. Building on the biblical story of Jacob wrestling with God and on the story of her own battle with life-changing disappointment, Sister Joan Chittister deftly explores the landscape of suffering and hope, considering along the way such wide-ranging topics as consumerism, technology, grief, the role of women in the Catholic Church, and the events of September 11, 2001. We struggle, she says, against change, isolation, darkness, fear, powerlessness, vulnerability, exhaustion, and scarring; and while these struggles sometimes seem insurmountable, we can emerge from them with the gifts of conversion, detachment, faith, courage, surrender, limitations, endurance, transformation, and (perhaps most important) hope. Each of these struggles and gifts is discussed in a chapter of its own." "Meant to help readers cope with their own suffering and disappointment, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope is, in Chittister's words, "an anatomy of struggle and an account of the way hope grows in us, despite our moments of darkness, regardless of our regular bouts of depression. It is an invitation to look again at the struggles of life in order that we might remember how to recognize new life in our souls the next time our hearts turn again to clay."" "Neither a self-help manual nor a book offering pat answers, but supremely practical and relevant, Chittister's Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope will richly reward those readers seeking solace in the empathic, wise, and accessible meditations of a fellow struggler."--Book jacket
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
219776
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chittister, Joan
Dewey number
248.86
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX2373.S5
LC item number
C49 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering
  • Hope
  • Souffrance
  • Espérance
  • Hope
  • Suffering
Target audience
adult
Label
Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope, Joan D. Chittister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Struggle: The Process and the Challenge
  • 14
  • 4.
  • The Struggle of Change
  • 20
  • 5.
  • The Gift of Conversion
  • 24
  • 6.
  • Preface: Struggle, the Seedbed of Hope
  • The Struggle of Isolation
  • 28
  • 7.
  • The Gift of Independence
  • 33
  • 8.
  • The Struggle of Darkness
  • 38
  • 9.
  • The Gift of Faith
  • ix
  • 41
  • 10.
  • The Struggle with Fear
  • 45
  • 11.
  • The Gift of Courage
  • 49
  • 12.
  • The Struggle with Powerlessness
  • 53
  • 1.
  • 13.
  • The Gift of Surrender
  • 57
  • 14.
  • The Struggle of Vulnerability
  • 61
  • 15.
  • The Gift of Limitations
  • 66
  • 16.
  • A Paradigm of Struggle
  • The Struggle of Exhaustion
  • 70
  • 17.
  • The Gift of Endurance
  • 74
  • 18.
  • The Struggle of Scarring
  • 79
  • 19.
  • The Gift of Transformation
  • 1
  • 83
  • 20.
  • Wrestling with God
  • 87
  • 21.
  • The Process of Struggle
  • 91
  • 22.
  • The Process of Hope
  • 97
  • 2.
  • 23.
  • The Gift of Hope
  • 104
  • 24.
  • Hope: The Resurrection of the Spirit
  • 108
  • The Loss of Certainty: A Suffering of the Soul
  • 8
Control code
ocm51460741
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 111 p.
Isbn
9780802812162
Lccn
2003040777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)51460741
Label
Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope, Joan D. Chittister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Struggle: The Process and the Challenge
  • 14
  • 4.
  • The Struggle of Change
  • 20
  • 5.
  • The Gift of Conversion
  • 24
  • 6.
  • Preface: Struggle, the Seedbed of Hope
  • The Struggle of Isolation
  • 28
  • 7.
  • The Gift of Independence
  • 33
  • 8.
  • The Struggle of Darkness
  • 38
  • 9.
  • The Gift of Faith
  • ix
  • 41
  • 10.
  • The Struggle with Fear
  • 45
  • 11.
  • The Gift of Courage
  • 49
  • 12.
  • The Struggle with Powerlessness
  • 53
  • 1.
  • 13.
  • The Gift of Surrender
  • 57
  • 14.
  • The Struggle of Vulnerability
  • 61
  • 15.
  • The Gift of Limitations
  • 66
  • 16.
  • A Paradigm of Struggle
  • The Struggle of Exhaustion
  • 70
  • 17.
  • The Gift of Endurance
  • 74
  • 18.
  • The Struggle of Scarring
  • 79
  • 19.
  • The Gift of Transformation
  • 1
  • 83
  • 20.
  • Wrestling with God
  • 87
  • 21.
  • The Process of Struggle
  • 91
  • 22.
  • The Process of Hope
  • 97
  • 2.
  • 23.
  • The Gift of Hope
  • 104
  • 24.
  • Hope: The Resurrection of the Spirit
  • 108
  • The Loss of Certainty: A Suffering of the Soul
  • 8
Control code
ocm51460741
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 111 p.
Isbn
9780802812162
Lccn
2003040777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)51460741

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