ECUMENICAL: Sister Joan appeals to believers and skeptics, Christians and universalists, and readers with a liberal point of view on religion, sexuality, politics, social issues, and evolution. This book will appeal to those progressives who are spiritual but not religious.
AUTHOR PLATFORM: Sister Joan regularly speaks and leads retreats, publishes a monthly devotional through her organization Benetvision, and writes a weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter. She is beloved by her audience, attracting strong devotion from readers.
DEVOTED AUDIENCE: Sister Joan has appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, as well as Meet the Press, 60 Minutes, BBC News, and NPR. Her work appeals to both men and women, but her following among progressive women is especially strong.
PRAISE FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: Image’s three other Joan Chittister titles have each earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly.
Praise for Joan Chittister and The Time is Now
“Chittister’s voice has a clarity and a vigor that encourages us, in spite of everything, to look ahead with optimism and a sense of endless possibility.”—Catholic Outlook
"A modern prophet."—Judith Valente, author of Atchison Blue and correspondent for PBS's "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly"
"Joan Chittister is that rare combination of a gifted spiritual writer and a great prophetic voice in our church, speaking out for women, for minorities, and for all marginalized people. When I think of someone who speaks truth to power, I think of Joan."—James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"Chittister has earned her place as one of the illuminators of our age."—Chicago Tribune
“As always, Joan has put her finger and her pen to the right and needed words.”—Richard Rohr, O.F.M., founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Falling Upward
“Joan Chittister is a legend…she invites you to cling to Jesus, dive into the world’s pain, and do something daring and beautiful with your life.”—Shane Claiborne, cofounder of The Simple Way and author of Common Prayer
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