The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

The Spiral Staircase The Spiral Staircase Knopf Doubleday

Karen Armstrong
Knopf Doubleday, 2005

It's a gripping autobiography, which begins with the author's convent life as a Roman Catholic nun in England during the 1960's. Armstrong reveals more of her considerable gift for writing in telling her story.

Her struggles with faith and an undiagnosed illness complicate the picture as she leaves religious life and eventually discovers her career to becoming a world-renowned religion scholar and writer. Reading this book, we follow Armstrong's journey of faith and come to know the woman behind the words.

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