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Songs of the Heart Reflections on the Psalms

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Reflections on the Psalms
Songs of the Heart

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The psalms in this book, all pieces of poetry and music, have profound meaning for us today. If it is true, that “The history of a people is found in its songs,” (George Jelinek), this spiritual history of the House of Israel is our history as well. And, the psalms express the history of any living human being in search of the living God.

In this simple little book, Sr. Joan offers poignant reflections on 30 psalms, each offering a spiritual oasis away from the stresses of a world that demands more attention than the human soul can sometimes bear. Her hope is that readers, in praying and reflecting on the psalms, may find new meaning at the core of life and make songs of their own. This is great spiritual reading for all who long to break open the psalms and pray with them more attentively.

REVIEW As always with Sr. Joan, her prayers and reflections in Songs of the Heart are at once searing, challenging, and deeply moving. I came away with new love and respect for the psalms as a way to enter the heart of God more deeply. Gwen Costello, author of Blessed Are You! A Prayerbook for Catholics

Joan Chittister is a Benedictine nun, an author, a speaker, and international leader for peace and justice; she is a bold, clear voice that shows the way to God in all aspects of life, and particularly through prayer.

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Format: Hardcover book
Product code: TT958351
Dimensions: 4.375" x 6.25"
Length: 128 pages
Twenty-Third Publications
Written by Joan Chittister, OSB


Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of our times. For 40 years she has put her energy into advocating for the critical questions impacting the global community. A best-selling author of more than 50 books, columnist and noted international lecturer, she has received numerous honors for her work on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues and church renewal.

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