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What is a life made of other than the moments, the lessons, the surprises that become our stories? In From the Writings of Joan Chittister: 38 Personal Stories to Transform a Life, Sister Joan shares dozens of the meaningful, challenging, and poignant memories that shaped her into one of the beloved spiritual writers and leaders of the twenty-first century. Offering glimpses into her childhood in a loving, but violent home, her days as a young nun before and after widespread changes in the Catholic Church, and her time as a visionary leader in her religious community and beyond, 38 Personal Stories to Transform a Life is a journey through one woman’s life, with moments and realizations that resonate with all people. In this slim volume, compiled from Sister Joan’s books and essays, readers will find her at her most engaging, and will be drawn to reflect on the stories that have guided and changed their own lives.