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Number of Pages: 281
Vendor: Saint Mary's Press
Through the Narrow Gate is Karen Armstrong's intimate memoir of life inside a Catholic convent. With refreshing honesty and clarity, the book takes readers on a revelatory adventure that begins with Armstrong's decision in the course of her spiritual training offers a fascinating view into a shrouded religious life, and a vivid, moving account of the spiritual coming age of one of our most loved and respected interpreters of religious.
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.
An emotive, spiritually intimate, and often quite moving memoir...written with affection, some humor, and bittersweet regret. Kirkus Reviews
A scrupulous record of one woman's spiritual journey, excellently written and profoundly moving. Cosmopolitan