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Fasting--Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice

This book explores the history of the spiritual practice of fasting in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and other traditions and also looks at contemporary practices--how and why people fast today.

"Spirituality and Health" called Fasting "a fine paperback." and "Publishers Weekly" said "this book will serve as a fine introduction to the subject for a diverse audience."

Poverty, Chastity and Change: Lives of Contemporary American Nuns

A collection of 94 oral history interviews with women religious across the country.

"[The book] offers a healthy challenge to most readers' stereotypes and preconceptions. Few will remain untouched by the sisters' vitality, commitment, and spiritual integrity."
Mary Susan Thompson, Syracuse University

Great Ideas from Great Parishes

A collection of more than 40 ideas from parishes throughout the country--"parishes where ordinary people have come to see the connection between Sunday worship and other aspects of their lives, where they act on their belief in the Christian message and transform their world." The book is designed to be of practical help for all who care deeply about the life of their parish--for lay people as well as clergy.

The People's Prayer Book

This book, a collection of more than 80 prayers, is designed for those times when familiar prayers or our own words fail us--"when we need new combinations of thoughts and words that suit a particular event or emotion." The book includes both personal prayers and prayers suitable for a group. They have been selected from more than 300 prayers composed by members of the RENEW International team over the past 25 years.

Remembering First Communion

America, May 10, 2004

Overlooked Narrators: What Women Religious Can Contribute to Feminist Oral History

Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies
Volume XIX, Number 3, 1998

Mothers, Daughters and Women Religious

America, April 26, 1997

Hikers'Idyll Nestled in the Dolomites

The New York Times, October 4, 1992

Requiem for a Clown

The New York Times, May 20, 1972