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Through the Narrow Gate

A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery

Karen Armstrong


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Through the Narrow Gate is Karen Armstrong's intimate memoir of life inside a Catholic convent. With refreshing honesty and clarity, the book takes readers on a revelatory adventure that begins with Armstrong's decision in the course of her spiritual training offers a fascinating view into a shrouded religious life, and a vivid, moving account of the spiritual coming age of one of our most loved and respected interpreters of religious.

Praise For Through the Narrow Gate: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery

“An emotive, spiritually intimate, and often quite moving memoir...written with affection, some humor, and bittersweet regret.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A scrupulous record of one woman's spiritual journey, excellently written and profoundly moving.” —Cosmopolitan

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312340957, 304pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2005

About the Author

After leaving her religious order in 1969, Karen Armstrong took a degree at Oxford University and taught modern literature. She has since become one of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs. Her books include The Battle for God, The Spiral Staircase, A History of God, Islam, and Buddha. A teacher at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers, and an honorary member of the Association of Muslim Social Sciences, she lives in London.