Why Priests Are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests  -     By: Stephen J. Rossetti
Buy Item $17.06 Retail: $18.95 Save 10% ($1.89) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $9.99 eBook Details

Why Priests Are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests

Ave Maria Press / 2011 / Paperback

$17.06 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $18.95
|
Save 10% ($1.89)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW712746

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Other Formats

    Description Price Availability Quantity AddInclude
    eBook $9.99 Retail: $18.95 In Stock 0 Add To Cart
    Paperback $17.06 Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Add To Cart
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart

Product Description

In his groundbreaking Why Priests Are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests, Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti presents his findings from the most comprehensive survey of priests' happiness and spiritual lives ever undertaken. Contrary to popular media portrayals, Rossetti finds that priests, as a group, are very happy men. They like the priesthood and are committed to it. In fact, 92 percent say they are happy in their ministry, among the highest rate of satisfaction of any profession in the United States.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Ave Maria Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1594712743
ISBN-13: 9781594712746
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Related Products

  1. Priests for the Third Millennium: The Year of the Priests
    Priests for the Third Millennium: The Year of the Priests
    Timothy M. Dolan
    Our Sunday Visitor / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $17.96 Retail: $19.95 Save 10% ($1.99)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW766918
  2. A Priest Forever: Nine Signs of Renewal and Hope
    A Priest Forever: Nine Signs of Renewal and Hope
    Alfred McBride
    Franciscan Media / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 10% ($1.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW169546
  3. Priests for the 21st Century
    Priests for the 21st Century
    Donald J. Dietrich, Michael J. Himes
    Herder & Herder / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $18.69 Retail: $24.95 Save 25% ($6.26)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW524371
  4. The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest
    The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest
    Donald Cozzens
    Liturgical Press / 1997 / Trade Paperback
    $21.56 Retail: $23.95 Save 10% ($2.39)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW4624219

Publisher's Weekly

It would make sense to assume that Catholic priests are unhappy. Their work is incredibly demanding; they are expected to be on call 24/7; and then there’s the issue of celibacy. But according to Rossetti, a priest and a licensed psychologist, such an assumption would be misguided. The author’s research concludes that a vast majority of diocesan priests are quite content with their work and their lives. This does not mean that there are no problems, and the author does not overlook these. Some priests do not pray often, others drink too much, and a few wrestle with sexual conflicts. While the findings in this study are fascinating, the narrative is at times bogged down with statistical data that is difficult to follow. Still, this work is very important and will do much to dispel myths about the priesthood. The final chapter offers very helpful recommendations directed to bishops and priests and those considering the seminary. The Catholic priesthood is not an easy vocation, but for those called to it, there are many rewards. (Oct.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search