Chittister chooses twelve of her favorite passages from this Old Testament book and uses them as a launchpad for a series of monthly meditations on the spiritual practices of longing, hope, beauty, compassion, courage, and gratitude. The author of The Seasons of Life: A Time for Reflection has a knack for creating quotable aphorisms. Here are two of them:

"It is the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us."

"The first half of life we spend trying to make it a good one: the second half of life we realize that it is."

Chittister's Christianity is alive with spiritual radiances that make the ordinary gleam with light and meaning!