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The Reckless Way of Love


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How do you follow Jesus without burning out?

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Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, left a bohemian life to devote herself to serving the poor and fighting for justice. With Peter Maurin, she started the first of many houses of hospitality and launched The Catholic Worker newspaper. Her writings have inspired thousands to follow Jesus' radical way of complete devotion to God and selfless service to others.


If you have any degree of devotion to, affection for, or interest in Dorothy Day, The Reckless Way of Love is a must-have addition to your library. The selections are carefully, even prayerfully chosen and meticulously organized. --Mark Gordon, The Dorothy Option,
Day was no saint: she was "an ordinary person simply trying to walk the road of following Christ." This is precisely why her reflections on following Jesus are worthy of study. --Christian Century
In his speech to Congress during his 2015 visit to the United States, Pope Francis held up Dorothy Day as an example of the selflessness needed today, saying, "Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed were inspired by the gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints." In "The Reckless Way of Love," a compilation of her writings, Day expounds on the driving force behind this love of service: her persistent faith in God. --Our Sunday Visitor
Saints are not like the rest of us, but the Dorothy Day in these pages is. Her reflections leave one wondering whether what made her so fascinating was that she took the simple teaching of her faith at face value and to heart. --Library Journal

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