Beverly Lanzetta

Works

Emerging Heart: Global Spirituality and the Sacred
Millions of Americans have adopted spiritual practices from a variety of traditions. In Emerging Heart Lanzetta shows how religious traditions emerge from and converge on a mystic quality of consciousness. She first describes this phenomenon in her own experience and then elaborates on the thought of pioneers in interreligious dialogue.

Radical Wisdom: A Feminist Mystical Theology
Radical Wisdom focuses on women’s journey from oppression to liberation and the importance of gender in the spiritual life. Drawing especially on medieval woman mystics, Lanzetta lays out the spiritual dimensions of violence against women and the contemplative techniques used by women masters to achieve their highest spiritual potential.

40 Day Journey with Joan Chittister
A wonderful reflection resource for daily practice and for Lenten study and other sacred times of the year. Sister Joan Chittister’s passages chosen by Beverly Lanzetta are powerful guides, and Lanzetta’s format, original prayers, and reflection questions add to the contemplative experience.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Emerging Heart: Global Spirituality and the Sacred
An immensely moving account of Lanzetta's own spiritual experience combined with reflections on interreligious dialogue.
Radical Wisdom: A Feminist Mystical Theology
A radical, daring, and innovative book. Groundbreaking! I cannot recommend it highly enough.
40 Day Journey with Joan Chittister
Best contemplative opportunity a book has yet to provide!