Contemplation in Action

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Contemplation in Action

Spiritual inspiration from Richard Rohr, Edwina Gateley, Thomas Keating, Basil Pennington, Paula D'Arcy, and other luminaries in one volume! This book, designed for bedside devotion, offers the best of the Radical Grace newsletter, published by the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Many of these essays are drawn from Radical Grace, a bimonthly newsletter currently reaching thousands of people in the United States and in twenty-four other countries. The publication offers hope, inspiration, and challenge by presenting cutting edge views on controversial topics. Readings in this collection guide us to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God.


A Publisher’s Welcome
Part One

1. Contemplation and Compassion: The Second Gaze
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

2. Playing the Prophet Close
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

3. Tell Somebody
Esther Armstrong

4. Some
Daniel Berrigan

5. Who, Me Tired?
Christine Schenk

6. The Christian Call to Restorative Justice
A. Companion

7. Eyes That See
Aaron Froehlich

8. I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Edwina Gately

9. Edifying Tales of Nonviolence
Walter Wink

Part Two

10. “Contemplation” as the False Self
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

11. The Formation of the False Self and Coming into the True Self
M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.

12. To Dream and Hope for a Better World
Frederika Carney

13. And Laugh at Gilded Butterflies: Reflections on Aging
Frederika Carney

14. My Integration
Robin Chisholm

15. Thoughts on Psalm 23
Paula D’Arcy

16. The Duty of Confrontation
Thomas Keating

Part Three

17. A Passage through India
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

18. A Clandestine Christian
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

19. Learning to Be Human
Justine Buisson

20. Sustainability and Spirituality
John E. Carroll

21. Freeing the Soul through Art
Barbara Coleman

22. Blue Dresses in the Jungle
Avis Crowe

23. Simplicity as a Key to Holiness of Life
Wayne Teasdale

Paperback / 160 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4