By: Jon M. Sweeney
“Phyllis Tickle can manage in just a few paragraphs to convey a breadth of insight that one can savor for hours…. Whether one is a veteran Tickle fan or coming to her work for the first time, this collection will delight all readers who, like the author, are not afraid to ask big questions.” -- Publishers Weekly
Phyllis Tickle is a prolific author, lecturer, founding religion editor for Publishers Weekly, and commentator on religious matters, whose writing has appealed to readers for six decades. She is especially known for her series, The Divine Hours, popularizing the observance of fixed-hour prayer, and for her analysis of Emergence Christianity, its precedents, history, and challenges. At every stage of her career -- reflected here in essays and poems, sermons, lectures, reflections on the words of Jesus and the future of faith -- her vocation has been to assist in the human struggle to come to terms with what it means to live a life with and for God. This collection will be a revelation to her newer readers, a treasury for those who have long admired and followed her work.
Jon M. Sweeney, editorial director of Franciscan Media is scholar, editor, and culture critic with a wide range of interests. His many books include When Saint Francis Saved the Church (Ave Maria,2014) and (with Phyllis Tickle) The Age of the Spirit (Baker Books).