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The Time Is Now

A Call to Uncommon Courage
Narrated by: Joan Chittister
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, offers a soul-stirring and inspiring guide that speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world.

Joan Chittister has been a passionate voice for women's rights for over 50 years. Called "one of the most well-known and trusted contemporary spiritual authors" by Publishers Weekly, this rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice and fervent proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment draws on the wisdom of prophets - both ancient and modern - to help us confront the societal forces that oppress and silence the sacred voices among us.      

Pairing scriptural insights with stirring narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan offers a compelling vision for listeners to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment.

For the weary, the cranky, and the fearful, Sister Joan's energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today. This is spirituality in action, this is practical and powerful activism for our times.

©2019 Joan Chittister (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"A modern prophet." (Judith Valente, author of Atchison Blue and correspondent for PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly)

"Joan Chittister is that rare combination of a gifted spiritual writer and a great prophetic voice in our church, speaking out for women, for minorities, and for all marginalized people. When I think of someone who speaks truth to power, I think of Joan." (James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage)

"Chittister has earned her place as one of the illuminators of our age." (Chicago Tribune)

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Excellent as usual.

Joan Chittister is profound. She is someone who has done her homework in life.....and then some.

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Calling all prophets!

I don't consider myself a God-fearing Christian, but I believe in the work of Jesus Christ. This book calls all of us to action. Sister Joan lets us know we cannot simply remain in our comfort zone or hide behind our fears of not being good enough to lead. She calls us out on our fears of not measuring up, of selfish perfectionism, of hiding our brilliance. She is calling us to lead from where we are, right now. Incredibly timely and compelling.

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