Joan Chittister Book Club Discussion

An opportunity to read, reflect on, and discuss one of Joan Chittister’s books with other spiritual companions. Three times a year a new Joan Chittister book will be featured with reviews, impact stories from readers, videos on the books from Sister Joan, excerpts and inspiring quotes from the book. You are encouraged to join a two-week online discussion of the book that will be part of this ongoing feature.

Following The Path

Following The Path by Joan Chittister

by Joan Chittister

In our modern and mobile society, the range of answers to the questions “What am I supposed to do with my life?” and “How do I know when I’ve found my purpose?” can seem endless and overwhelming.

“Follow your bliss,” wrote Joseph Campbell. And who doesn’t desire that. But how is it possible “to follow your bliss” when there are children to care for and bills to pay and retirement plans to make. In Following the Path, Joan Chittister helps us to follow our deepest call, to find the place where, finally, we know we fit, where we are the fullest of ourselves and a gift to the world. This is a timely and much needed message that many will be happy to hear.

Content referencing Following the Path is listed here.

Categorysort descending Title Brief Description of Content
Discussion Questions Chapters Two and Three

Chapter 2

Discussion Questions Chapters Four and Five

Chapter 4

Discussion Questions Chapters 12 and 13

Chapter 12

Discussion Questions Chapters Six and Seven

Chapter 6

Discussion Questions Chapters 14 and 15

Chapter 14

Discussion Questions Chapters Eight and Nine

Chapter 8

Discussion Questions Chapters 16 and 17

Chapter 16

Discussion Questions Chapters 18 and 19

Chapter 18

Discussion Questions Chapters Ten and Eleven

Chapter 10

Discussion Questions Chapters 20 and 21

Chapter 20

Discussion Questions Introduction and Chapter One


Excerpt Excerpt from Following the Path

Excerpt from back cover of Following the Path

From Joan Chittister Sister Joan on Following the Path

VIDEOS: Sister Joan explores the themes of the book, Following Your Path in four videos.

Impact Joanne Cahill

PODCAST: Benedictine Oblate Joanne Cahill on "How this book impacted me."

Impact Anne McCarthy, OSB

PODCAST: Sister Anne McCarthy on how this book impacted her.

Reader Comments Reader Comments

Readers share their comments on this book.

Review Review by Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne, cofounder of The Simple Way and author of Common Prayer