Book review: In his 10th book, Quaker teacher and spiritual mentor Parker Palmer, 79, offers readers a backward view of his life and what he has learned. The book is Palmer's meditation on the meaning of his life, past, present and future.
For more than 35 years, Dolores Leckey lectured and wrote on lay spirituality, mining the treasures of the Catholic tradition and revitalizing them for the contemporary world. She crafted her work to be accessible and drew on her own sources of encouragement — Scripture, literature, poetry, theology and personal experience.
Jill Ker Conway, historian and memoirist who served as Smith College's first woman president, created an environment in academia in which women could flourish and find their own vocations.
Book Review: As a universal phenomenon, accessible to young and old, gratefulness connects each person to all living things and helps one to live in the present and face life with trust and joy. For Benedictine Br. David Steindl-Rast, gratefulness is a prelude to happiness, not vice versa.