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Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir contains some of Joan Chittister's most personal and intense writing to date. Alive with the raw energy of a journal and polished with the skill of a master storyteller, each chapter is an engaging dialogue between Sister Joan and many different wisdom sources about such topics as God's existence and call, experience, struggle, justice, the role of women and men in society and church, living through doubt, and celebrating life.

What others are saying

  • "Want to see what mature spirituality looks like? Then read this book." - Catholic Press Association Award Citation
  • "This memoir ... bears the compelling marks of a spiritual classic of our time...." - EUGENE KENNEDY, Ph.D.,award-winning author
  • "...This wise, charitable and humane book will give hope to anybody who has felt diminished by institutionalized religion." - KAREN ARMSTRONG, Ph.D., religious affairs scholar and bestselling author.


  • Catholic Press Association 2005, 1st place award