How Dante Can Save Your Life by Rod Dreher audiobook

How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

By Rod Dreher
Read by Sean Runnette

Tantor Audio 9781941393321

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200006670

  • ISBN: 9798200006663

  • ISBN: 9798200006687

Runtime: 10.58 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Following the death of his little sister and the publication of his New York Times bestselling memoir The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Dreher found himself living in the small community of Starhill, Louisiana where he grew up. But instead of the fellowship he hoped to find, he discovered that fault lines within his family had deepened. Dreher spiraled into depression and a stress-related autoimmune disease. Doctors told Dreher that if he didn't find inner peace, he would destroy his health. Soon after, he came across The Divine Comedy in a bookstore and was enchanted by its first lines, which seemed to describe his own condition. In the months that followed Dante helped Dreher understand the mistakes and mistaken beliefs that had torn him down and showed him that he had the power to change his life. Dreher knows firsthand the solace and strength that can be found in Dante's great work, and distills its wisdom for those who are lost in the dark wood of depression, struggling with failure (or success), wrestling with a crisis of faith, alienated from their families or communities, or otherwise enduring the sense of exile that is the human condition. Inspiring, revelatory, and packed with penetrating spiritual, moral, and psychological insights How Dante Can Save Your Life is a book for people, both religious and secular, who find themselves searching for meaning and healing. Dante told his patron that he wrote his poem to bring readers from misery to happiness. It worked for Rod Dreher. Dante saved Rod Dreher's life—and in this book, Dreher shows you how Dante can save yours.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sometimes a book comes along that you want to press into the hands of everyone you know. A brilliant, searingly honest account of one man’s path to real healing, and an invitation to the rest of us to join him.” Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer
As a well-written chronicle of choice between the 'success' of big cities and life in the far simpler world of old traditions and deep family ties… Kirkus
“The writing is often beautiful and sometimes wise.” Publishers Weekly
“We will use How Dante Can Save Your Life in our classrooms because it makes the Divine Comedy live in a person—and students need to experience this. I look forward to the rest of you finding in Dreher’s book the wit, wisdom, and application of the great poem to a small life.” John Mark Reynolds, author of When Athens Met Jerusalem
“A well-written chronicle of choice between the ‘success’ of big cities and life in the far simpler world of old traditions and deep family ties.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Rod Dreher

Author Bio: Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, Dallas Morning News, and National Review, and his commentary has been published in thee Wall Street Journal and the Weekly Standard. He is the bestselling author of Live Not by LiesThe Benedict Option, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, and How Dante Can Save Your Life.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English