All Is Grace Pb Paperback
A Biography of Dorothy Day
by Jim Forest;
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All Is Grace Pb
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A journalist and social reformer in her youth, Day surprised her friends with the decision in 1927 to enter the Catholic church. Her conversion, prompted by the birth out of wedlock of her daughter Tamar left her searching for some way to reconcile her faith with her commitment to the poor and social justice. The answer came with her decision to launch The Catholic Worker, both a newspaper and a movement. Enunciating a radical social vision rooted in the gospel, Day and those who joined her devoted themselves to the Works of Mercy while struggling to create a new society "where it is easier to be good." An ardent pacifist, Day was frequently arrested for her protests in the cause of peace.
Drawing on her recently published diaries and letters, Forest chronicles her extraordinary journey, with special stress on the unique spiritual vision that underlay her dramatic witness.
All Is Grace Pb by Jim Forest was published by Orbis Books in May 2011 and is our 37477th best seller. The ISBN for All Is Grace Pb is 9781570759215.
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All is GraceJohn Irvine, via The Good Book Stall
This biography of Dorothy Day is a big book in every way. It has 340 pages with as many illustrations. It is the story of a remarkable woman who started life in San Francisco as a member of a poor family that had no religion. At an early age she was attracted to socialism, feeling for the homeless, the jobless and the suffering throughout her life. She was several times imprisoned for her political activities. She had unhappy love affairs, a brief marriage and an attempt at suicide. However, in spite of her political convictions, she always sensed the presence of God among the dispossessed and saw the face of Christ in the poor. She took delight in prayer and, wanting to take part in active worship, she was attracted first to the Episcopal religion but eventually joined the Catholic Church. She founded and edited the famous paper The Catholic Worker which combined faith with commitment to social justice. She died in 1980, aged 83, and there is a move now to have her canonised. This would be a remarkable accolade for a remarkable life.
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|Page last updated||11th October 2016|
|Author / Artist||Jim Forest|
|Publisher||Orbis Books (May 2011)|
|Number of Pages||240|