Read and cherished by thousands all over the world since it was first published in 1981, this book takes the reader on a spiritual journey that began one September day in 1962 when Armstrong said good-bye to her family at London's King's Cross station and journeyed on to the convent in Tripton to become a nun. This is by turns a book of spiritual revelation and an intimate look at life inside the cloistered walls of the convent. It is, most importantly, the first chapter in Karen Armstrong's journey to become one of the most beloved and respected writers dealing with religion today.
After leaving her religious order in 1969, Karen Armstrong took a degree at Oxford University and taught modern literature. She has since become one of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs and wrote bestseller A History of God. She has been successful as an author with other titles such as The Battle for God, The Case for God and Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Armstrong is a teacher at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers, and an honorary members of the Association of Muslim Social Sciences, she lives in London.
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