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In this powerful, moving, and sometimes painful work week — part memoir, part reportage — Wall Street Journal reporter Matt Murray explores the reasons his widowed father, a middle-class homeowner and government worker, abandoned his world and moved to a rural monastery to become a monk. He thoughtfully traces his father's life, from his dirt-poor Depression-era childhood and his days as a struggling young writer to his sometimes frustrating role as a husband and parent, to the death of his wife from cancer. Throughout, Matt Murray wrestles with the impact of his father's return to the Church, with his subsequent decision to follow a life of faith, and witch the dramatic reshaping of his family that ensued. As he tracks his father's spiritual journey, he delves into his own beliefs, questioning not only his father's faith but his own and offering, with stark honesty, profound reflections on the complex relationship between father and son.

About the Author

Matt Murray received a master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University. He has worked for many news organizations and is currently a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060930677
Subtitle:
My Father's Journey into the Monastic Life
Author:
Murray, Matt
Author:
Murray, Matthew J.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Fatherhood
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Monasticism
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Monks
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
2000-210332
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.96x5.00x.68 in. .65 lbs.

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