This is a beautiful and bountiful book that uses the words of Joan Chittister to explore the wisdom of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. She sees it as "an antidote to the problem of aimlessness and disorientation, of personal fragmentation and nagging despair."

Joan Chittister's poetic and prophetic meditations on this profound ancient text are life-affirming. She writes about the tonic value of laughter, the art of losing, the gift of tears, rebuilding as a spiritual gift, silence as a prelude to peace, and the soulful dimensions of work.

There Is a Season is one of those rare volumes you will turn to again and again to reap its messages.