As a Yale graduate, Libresco launched her writing career by blogging about science, literature, mathematics, and morality from a distinctively secular perspective. Over time, encounters with friends and associates caused her to concede the reasonableness of belief in God in theory, though not yet in practice.
In Arriving at Amen, Libresco uniquely describes the second part of her spiritual journey, in which she encountered God through seven classic Catholic forms of prayer—Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina, examen, intercessory prayer, the Rosary, confession, and the Mass. Examining each practice through the intellectual lens of literature, math, and art, Libresco reveals unexpected glimpses of beauty and truth in the Catholic Church that will be appreciated by the curious and convinced alike.
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About the Author
Leah Libresco is a blogger for Patheos who also works as a statistician in Washington, DC. She is a 2011 graduate of Yale University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.
In 2012, Libresco was featured on media outlets ranging from CNN to EWTN when she announced on her blog, Unequally Yoked, that she was converting from atheism to Catholicism.
Libresco, a Mineola, New York, native, previously worked as an editorial assistant at the American Conservative. She also has served as a curriculum developer, research associate, and research analyst. She has appeared on CNN’s American Morning, and CNN Newsroom, as well as National Public Radio, The Drew Mariani Show, Unbelievable with Justin Brierley, WOR’s In the Arena, and A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas. She has also contributed to The American Conservative, First Things, and The American Interest.
Mark Shea is a popular Catholic author, blogger, and speaker, whose works include Mary, Mother of the Son; The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ; and Making Sense Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did.
Table of Contents
Foreword Mark P. Shea ix
Introduction: Chasing Truth as Javert Does xv
1 Petition 1
2 Confession 19
3 Examen 39
4 Rosary 55
5 Divine Office 77
6 Lectio Divina 93
7 Mass 113
Conclusion: Trusting Christ as Peter Does 131
Reader's Guide 147