ISBN 9780007360871,Through the Narrow Gate

Through the Narrow Gate



Harpercollins Publisher

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780007360871

ISBN-10 0007360878


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

Through the Narrow Gate is Karen Armstrong's memoir of life inside a Catholic convent in the 1960s. With gentleness and honesty, Armstrong takes her readers on a revelatory journey that begins with her decision, at the age of seventeen, to devote her life to God as a nun. Yet once she embarked upon her spiritual training, she encountered a frightening and oppressive world, fossilized by tradition, which molded, isolated and pushed her to the limit of what she could endure. The Book was an international best-seller when it was first published in 1981. This revised edition, with a new introduction by the author, brings Karen Armstrong's remarkable story of devotion and suffering to a new generation of readers.