Sister Molly Monahan had been a nun for the better part of three decades when the misery of compulsive drinking drove her to seek help for her alcoholism. She began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and found the support she needed to stay sober. At the same time, she found something more, something that surprised her: a spirituality deeper than she had experienced in her religious community, which led to a reawakening of her faith.
How could a nonreligious group espousing the most basic of spiritual beliefs have anything to teach a nun who had spent thirty years steeped in the values, rituals, and traditions of the contemplative life? The mystery of the effectiveness of A.A. has yet to be explained In Seeds of Grace, Sister Molly Monahan approaches the question from a new perspective that will appeal to anyone who has ever marveled at the power of this movement to change lives. Drawing on her experience as a Roman Catholic nun and a member of A.A., she explores subjects of interest not only to alcoholics, but to all spiritual seekers: conversion, enlightenment, grace, forgiveness, gratitude, community, prayer, the part that feelings play in the spiritual life, and a "spiritual awakening" that brings one to peace, freedom, and service of others. Along the way, in a series of meditations, she shares her insights on why A.A. works, how it works, and how it has changed her life and that of millions of others.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.02(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.54(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an amazing and moving book on spiruity and how she found it in AA.I could not put it down and will read it again and again. Andy
This book is honest and a very refreshing look at what has been so secularized. I applaud the authors openness and thoughfulness.