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If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission Kindle Edition
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“In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.” —Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
“Piazza writes vividly about hardworking women who devote their time and energy to making other people’s lives better. The result is a readable, informative look at how nuns, as flawed and human and real as they may be, also have a calling and a faith, and they use that to create change in the world. . . . If Nuns Ruled the World is a little bit of a crowd pleaser and a little bit subversive, and it opened up my eyes to the everyday heroism of some amazing women.” —Flavorwire
“Anybody looking to argue there is a place for Catholicism in the modern world should just stand on a street corner handing out Piazza’s book. By sharing the chills-inducing tales of the women toiling in ways most of us could never fathom, she has given oxygen to that flickering flame that is the Church's reputation in the U.S.” —The Daily Beast
“Fascinating profiles of 10 women determined to make a difference. Piazza successfully updates the image of black-garbed brides of Christ to strong, proactive and, yes, devout women intent on addressing social ills and tending to souls the Catholic church seems to shun, like gays and lesbians. Piazza delivers a controversial and important book.” —Daily News (New York)
About the Author
Piazza holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and a master’s in religious studies from New York University. She lives in New York City with her giant dog.
- ASIN : B00LUA02RA
- Publisher : Open Road Media (September 2, 2014)
- Publication date : September 2, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1462 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 274 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #251,760 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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These women are not your "pious" types but they are living witnesses to the Gospel values proclaimed by Jesus, namely liberation, justice and equality.
I believe that Jo Piazza has written a great book that tells us that ordinary people who have a sense of mysticism,which we all have, contribute so much to the development and evolution of the human spirit. This book is so easy to read and it entices one to just keep reading and when chapter 10 was completed, I wanted to read more about the many others whose names would fill multiple chapters.
I am happy I read this. I am happy to know some of the nuns have books of their own - I wish they all did. I would love to meet all of them, because of what they do and how they do it. We need more people like them in this world.
Somewhere in her book Jo Piazza writes that she would like to write a book on why nuns are so happy. (can't find it right now). I say to Jo Piazza, "WRITE IT!" I'll order my copy right now! Thanks again, well done!
NOW it doesn't seem so impossible. I have a friend who is a nun of many years ministry. In some somber moments I often wonder what a great mother and wife she'd have made. In all fairness I should have, and will from now on, contemplate on what a good pastor she would be.