This War Is the Passion

This War Is the Passion

Author: Caryll Houselander

Foreword by: Lawrence S. Cunningham

Price: $11.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87061-245-9

Imprint: Christian Classics

On-sale date: April 1, 2008

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Originally published in 1941, this book by the renowned British mystic and spiritual writer Caryll Houselander is once again new as modern readers learn from Houselander's encouragement of her compatriots to view their experience of World War II through the lens of Christ's passion. Writing with the intensity and immediacy of life in London during the blitz, Houselander's thought-provoking reflections continue to speak to believers today about the complex challenge they face to find Christ in the midst of the War on Terror. Writing in the tradition of Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila, Houselander's words resonate with Christians today regardless of their perspective on theology and the Church.


"May many readers be drawn to [her] thought and prayers."

"May many readers be drawn to the thought and prayers of this unjustly forgotten member of that once celebrated Catholic Literary Revival. In reaction to her death on October 12, 1954, another member of that august literary group, Monsignor Ronald Knox, wrote that 'she seemed to see every day for the first time, and the driest of doctrinal considerations shone out like a restored picture when she had finished with it.' Exactly."

Lawrence S. Cunningham, University of Notre Dame

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