978-1-57075-921-5 All Is Grace A Biography of Dorothy Day Catholic Book Club Selection for May 2011
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2012 Catholic Press Association Award: First Place Biography 2012 Association of Catholic Publishers Book of the Year
200+ b /w photos
Book Description A fresh look at the life of the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement 30 years after her death.
"As this magnificent biography reveals, the human neither obscures nor destroys the holiness given by God and incarnated by [Day]—in her weakness, in her courage, in her anxieties and desperation, but also in her discerning vision that we are to be the hands, heart, ears of God in the world. This beautiful biography should be the text assigned in courses where Dorothy’s life and thinking are examined. It should also be the gateway to discovering her as well as a staple for retreats, retreat house libraries, adult education classes in parishes . . . . Thanks to Jim Forest for a splendid biography, Deo gratias for Dorothy’s life and witness!"--Michael Plekon/ Baruch College of the City University of New York
"In both its text and in its luminous photographs All is Grace offers a vivid testimony to Day's beauty, fidelity and, in the midst of suffering and hardship, a stunning witness of perseverance and hope."--Rachelle Linner, for Catholic News Service
Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and one of the most prophetic voices in the American Catholic Church, has recently been proposed as a candidate for canonization. In this lavishly illustrated biography, Jim Forest provides a compelling portrait of her heroic efforts to live out the radical message of the Gospel for our time.
A journalist and social reformer in her youth, Day surprised her friends with the decision in 1927 to enter the Roman Catholic Church. In the Catholic Worker, which she launched in 1933, she found a way to combine her faith with her compelling commitment to the poor and social justice.
Day and those who joined her devoted themselves to the Works of Mercy while struggling to create a new society “where it is easier to be good.” An
ardent pacifist, Day was frequently arrested for her protests in the cause of peace and for the rights of workers.
Drawing on Day’s recently published diaries and letters, Forest chronicles her extraordinary journey, with special stress on the unique spiritual vision
that underlay her dramatic witness.
Jim Forest, who lives in The Netherlands, is secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. A lifelong peacemaker, he is the author of many books, including Praying with Icons (Orbis, 2008), The Road
to Emmaus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life (Orbis, 2007), and Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton (Orbis, 2008).