Shelf life: "Modern spiritual classics" recommended by Kathleen Norris, Martin E. Marty, Joyce Rupp, Joan Chittister, and other prominent U.S. Catholic contributors.
Who is today's St. Augustine, whose fifth-century spiritual autobiography, Confessions, is still in paperback? Who can wield a pen with the likes of Julian of Norwich or St. Teresa of Avila? Will any of the current crop of gurus survive the next decade, much less the next century?
We at U.S. CATHOLIC asked some of our long-time contributors--award winners, theologians, activists, scientists, and writers of classics themselves--to choose a work that may indeed feed souls for generations. What they picked--from fiction to film, poetry to peacemaking--may surprise you. And though you won't likely find the nine works reviewed here on Oprah's next list, we hope that you may at least discover a new addition to your spiritual bookshelf.
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2008|
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