16 April 2014

Nuns on the Bus Book!!

As some of you may know, Sister Simone Campbell, SSS has now written a book on the story of Nuns on a Bus (really  her own story). The book is called, A Nun on the Bus, How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community. 

I have only been able to read a little of it (I only got it last night) but I recommend it. Not surprisingly (at least not for contemplatives!) Sister Simone manages to combine a profound and essentially contemplative prayer life with political activism which is truly admirable. If you found yourself intrigued and excited by the Nuns on the Bus journey or if you were often moved to tears by the stories that came out of this trip, I think you will love this book. If you are simply interested in what makes Sister Simone tick and how she came to be herself, you will like this book. If you have been looking for a book that takes the Church's teaching on social justice seriously and gives it a human face --- as the Christ Event did for God, or if you want to look into the heart of contemporary religious life you will be gratified by this book. It is available in paperback and on Kindle.