The Way of Kindness
By: Michael Leach Doris Goodnough
"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."—Henry James
"The roster here is a greatest hits of American writers, not all of whom are regular travelers in the religious or spiritual domain. And that, perhaps, is what makes this a notch above the usual gathering." --Barbara Mahany, in The Chicago Tribune
"This is the kind of book you can dip into whenever you need a little inspiration; every page has some, so just open it to a random selection and enjoy." --Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, in Spirituality & Practice
A collection of essays, fiction, poems, meditations, and inspired ideas on the grace and rewards of being kind.
Contributors include Anne Lamott, Frederick Buechner, James Martin, Jack Kerouac, Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Jack Kornfield, George Saunders, Joan Chittister, Joyce Rupp, Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Steve Hartman, and many others whose insights and spiritual perceptions bring compassion and grace to many.
Michael Leach, publisher emeritus for Orbis Books, has edited many popular anthologies, including A Celebration of Married Life (Gramercy) with Therese Borchard.
James T. Keane, former Orbis editor, is now senior editor at America magazine.
Doris Goodnough, rights and permissions coordinator for Orbis, has co-edited A Maryknoll Book of Inspiration with Michael Leach. All three were co-editors of The Way of Gratitude: Readings for a Joyful Life (2017), All Shall Be Well: Readings for Lent and Easter (2016) and Goodness and Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2015), all from Orbis.