By Way of Grace is a contemporary account of the traditional Christian journey toward transformation. Each chapter is devoted to one of the great virtues: prudence, temperance, justice, fortitude, humility, faith, hope and love. Each also focuses on the life and work of a major contemplative saint: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory the Great, Bernard of Clairvaux, Thomas Aquinas, Teresa of Avila, Francis de Sales, Therese of Lisieux, and Edith Stein. And each is connected by an ongoing narrative thread, author Paula Huston’s personal encounter with a rich, full, and fascinating Christianity nearly forgotten in modern times.
Written in the spirit of her award-winning The Holy Way, By Way of Grace is meant for everyone who longs for a “life hidden in Christ” that might also become a source of hope and a blessing to others.
“An amazing, lovely, important book. Artful, wise, full of wonderful quotations from holy sages as well as intimate, meaningful portraits of Paula’s own life on the spiritual journey.”
(Ron Hansen, author of A Stay Against Confusion and Exiles)
“Paula is surely on her way to becoming an indispensable guide and vade mecum for the complex, wondrous and marvelous journey–alpha point to omega–that we find ourselves on.”
(Paul Mariani, author of Thirty Days: On Retreat With the Exercises of St. Ignatius)
“In this provocative examination of conscience, Paula Huston gives us a telling eyewitness account of a contemporary soul reconnecting with the best in the Western spiritual tradition.”
(Robert Inchausti, author of Subversive Orthodoxy and Thomas Merton’s American Prophecy)
“Huston’s weaving together of personal experience with traditional ethics and the wisdom of the saints seems effortless, and is so riveting I could hardly put the book down. She has reclaimed the virtues as powerful practices for our lives toward God, and reintroduced some of the giants of the faith as luminous companions on the way.”
(Deborah Smith Douglas, author of Pilgrims in the Kingdom)