• Amazing Grace

  • A Vocabulary of Faith
  • By: Kathleen Norris
  • Narrated by: Debra Winger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-15-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When poet Kathleen Norris was a child, the words judgment, prayer, salvation, sinner, and even Christ all formed what she calls religion's "scary vocabulary" - words that intimidate and alienate people from their faith. As an adult, Norris set out to reclaim her religion, redefining these words using her own experience. In Amazing Grace, she shares her wisdom, challenges our fear of difficult theological ideas, and offers an illuminating perspective on the vocabulary of faith.
©1998 by Kathleen Norris (P)1998 by Audio Literature
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Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1998, Religion / Spirituality
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5 out of 5 stars
By T. Salzwedel on 09-20-17

I only wish that it was longer.

I definitely enjoyed this book; I, too, have spent some time with the monastic community at St. John's, and her story mirrors many of my own experiences as a Catholic "revert," someone who left the Church for a time, only to return with a faith that had been rebuilt from the ground up.

I am honored to have attended the Liturgy of the Hours in the same choir stalls that Ms. Norris has graced. I have also attended Mass there, much to my delight. It is a truly remarkable place, and I regard myself as very blessed to live sufficiently close to the monastery to make pilgrimages both possible and relatively straightforward. :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 12-01-15

Very Helpful

I am in the stage or rethinking my faith and redefining the terms that I grew up hearing. I found this to be a great book.

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