- Narrated by: Helen Prejean
- Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
- Release date: 08-13-19
River of Fire AudioBook Summary
“River of Fire is Sister Helen’s story leading up to her acclaimed book Dead Man Walking – it is thought-provoking, informative, and inspiring. Read it and it will set your heart ablaze!” (Mark Shriver, author of Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis)
The nation’s foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic Church, and shows that joy and religion are not mutually exclusive.
Sister Helen Prejean’s work as an activist nun, campaigning to educate Americans about the inhumanity of the death penalty, is known to millions worldwide. Less widely known is the evolution of her spiritual journey from praying for God to solve the world’s problems to engaging full-tilt in working to transform societal injustices. Sister Helen grew up in a well-off Baton Rouge family that still employed black servants. She joined the Sisters of St. Joseph at the age of 18 and was in her 40s when she had an awakening that her life’s work was to immerse herself in the struggle of poor people forced to live on the margins of society. Sister Helen writes about the relationships with friends, fellow nuns, and mentors who have shaped her over the years. In this honest and fiercely open account, she writes about her close friendship with a priest, intent on marrying her, that challenged her vocation in the “new territory of the heart”. The final part of River of Fire ends with the opening part of Dead Man Walking, when she was first invited to correspond with a man on Louisiana’s death row.
File Size: 324.96 MB