Augustinian Fr. Martin Laird's message is summarized in the book's subtitle: The practice of contemplation with all of its challenges can lead to transformation and liberation.
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.