The Calling

  • by Catherine Whitney
  • Narrated by Susie Breck
  • 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There is something vital and totally relevant about the religious life as practiced by nuns today. There is a reason why we are fascinated by these women who maintain a mysterious aura, even when they are no longer cloaked in the garb of old. What draws women to this sacrificial life? What is the gratification that comes from taking vows of poverty, chastity and obedience? How can a woman pursue full status in an environment that many deem misogynistic? What are the secret struggles and fears that wage battle behind the serene exterior?People are endlessly fascinated by the mystery of nuns as they walk among us in the world.In The Calling, Catherine Whitney follows the daily routine of a Dominican community for a year. She reveals a rare inside view of these lives of devotion, while answering the questions that most fascinate the lay public. The Calling is Whitney's search for answers from a community that has existed for centuries but is still evolving. The story contains elements of romance, personal heroism, suffering, existential anxiety, and boundless joy. It is a human tale cloaked in a superhuman mantle.

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Had to check it wasn't a fiction book

The style of this supposedly non fiction book is very odd, as the setting of the scene is descriptive in a style I tend to only come across in novels. Really didn't enjoy this - not a good look at what the book perports to be about.
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio