"A scrupulous record of one woman's spiritual journey, excellently written and profoundly moving."--Cosmopolitan
I applaud Karen Armstrong for having the guts to write this book.
I bought this book not because I was interested in it, but because I wanted to read its sequel - The Spiral Staircase - and felt I should read this book first.
Certainly, most youth who took Catholicism very seriously must have given thought at one time or another to entering the religious life.
Perhaps a better title for this book would have been: Bolted Through the Door, or How I Run Off from the Nunnery. That is what the book is really about. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Smith
A griping story of a life struggling with a system that, though claiming to want to prepare a young person to be of service to God and humanity, is very abusive. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rev. Sandra Rogers
This book is brilliantly written! Karen Armstrong describes her gradual change of religious affiliation with skill, building small incidents within the monastery up to a climax... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Myra Bosch
Very interesting. More cerebral and less daily-life than Karol Jackowski's Forever and Ever, Amen . The world of her convent was surprisingly different. Read morePublished 10 months ago by SamKD
I appreciated the insight provided in this well written work, which revealed Ms. Armstrong's unique experience. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sandra M. Taylor