Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Christianity- Religious Orders

More copies of this ISBN

Unveiled

by

Unveiled Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A candid, fascinating, and revealing look at life in (and out of) the convent--by an award-winning investigative journalist. What do nuns really think about life, death, love, sex, faith, friendship, guilt, regret, loss, motherhood, feminism, and the modern world and all its conveniences and luxuries? To answer these questions, award-winning journalist Cheryl L. Reed interviewed more than 300 nuns from a wide variety of orders--and with divergent beliefs. She lived with them, observed their daily lives, and participated in silent worship. She witnessed their vow ceremonies, mourned with them, celebrated and drank beer with them. They welcomed questions no one had ever dared ask before. In the end the nuns that Reed approached with suspicion and curiosity ended up teaching her more about motherhood, relationships, and feminism than she ever gleaned from the outside world. In Unveiled, Reed has succeeded in opening up the doors to a once closed world--one often misrepresented and almost always misunderstood--to present nuns not as stoic icons of secrecy and ritual but simply as women who have chosen an independent path, and who now offer themselves as guides to their fascinating, surprising, and enlightening interior lives.

Synopsis:

When reporter Cheryl Reed set out to examine the lives of nuns, she was determined to find out what was behind the enigmatic image reinforced by Hollywood clichés, misguided speculation, and her Catholic friends' childhood stories of unyielding figures in black.

For Unveiled, she interviewed more than 300 nuns of diverse beliefs, lifestyles, and orders. She lived and prayed with them, witnessed their vows, mourned and celebrated with them, and asked questions no one ever dared before: about love and sex, life and death, faith and joy, and loss and regret. Reed would discover more about motherhood, relationships, faith, and feminism than she ever gleaned from the outside world.

About the Author

Unveiled...is part journalistic endeavor but more so a personal quest to find the truth behind the icons...(Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425200292
Subtitle:
The Hidden Lives of Nuns
Author:
Reed, Cheryl L.
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Subject:
Monasticism
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.09x6.12x.92 in. .81 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Friendly Tales (Little Golden Book... Used Hardcover $7.50
  2. Speak
    Used Book Club Paperback $3.50
  3. Freedom of Simplicity Used Hardcover $2.50
  4. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  5. Life and Death in a Venetian... New Hardcover $69.50
  6. Stalking the Divine: Contemplating... New Hardcover $33.25

Related Subjects

Religion » Christianity » Catholicism
Religion » Christianity » Religious Orders

Unveiled Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425200292 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When reporter Cheryl Reed set out to examine the lives of nuns, she was determined to find out what was behind the enigmatic image reinforced by Hollywood clichés, misguided speculation, and her Catholic friends' childhood stories of unyielding figures in black.

For Unveiled, she interviewed more than 300 nuns of diverse beliefs, lifestyles, and orders. She lived and prayed with them, witnessed their vows, mourned and celebrated with them, and asked questions no one ever dared before: about love and sex, life and death, faith and joy, and loss and regret. Reed would discover more about motherhood, relationships, faith, and feminism than she ever gleaned from the outside world.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.