A Passion for Life:
Fragments of the Face of God
Sr. Joan Chittister
, Richard Lentz
Number of pages: 224
Through the icons of Robert Lentz and the reflections of Sr. Joan Chittister, A Passion for Life presents the lives of over two dozen saints, prophets, and witnesses who speak to the urgent spiritual questions of our time. The icons in this book are male and female, Christian and non-Christian, married and unmarried, religious and lay. They are people like us. With one exception, perhaps: In their eyes burn the eyes of a God who sees injustice and decries it, sees poverty and condemns it, sees inequality and refuses it, sees wrong and demands that it be set right.
These are people who gave themselves entirely to the impulses of God for the sake of the world.
"Offers the sort of soul-nourishing meditation found only in the encounter with beauty."
Sr. Joan Chittister is a prolific author of more than 50 books, a columnist, an award winner, a renowned international lecturer and one of the best-known and most influential Catholics in the world today. She is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Artist Richard Lentz, a Franciscan friar, is one of the best-known contemporary icon painters in North America. His icons also appear in Christ in the Margins (text by Edwina Gateley). He lives and works in Silver Spring, MD.