Tuesday
Sep212010

Face to Face with...Heather King!

A dialogue led by Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete with Heather King, commentator for National Public Radio and author of Redeemed: Stumbling Toward God, Marginal Sanity, and the Peace That Passes All Understanding

with Msgr. Lorenzo ALBACETE, Theologian, Author, Columnist, and Heather KING, Author

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center

Heather King is a sober alcoholic and Catholic convert and the author of three memoirs as well as many essays. Her second book, Redeemed: A Spiritual Misfit Stumbles toward God, Marginal Sanity and the Peace that Passes All Understanding is without a doubt one of the most captivating memoirs of a religious conversion to have appeared in the last few years. The most striking aspect of the story is her deep humanity, her deep, realistic awareness that to be human means to be needy. It reminds us of a remark by Msgr. Luigi Giussani who once stated that the protagonist of history is the beggar, both Christ begging for man's heart and man's heart begging for Christ. People who think they have their act together cannot recognize Christ, because Christ comes to answer a wounded heart, a deep human longing. Those who have read the book know that it is also rich with deep human insights on many subjects. However, no matter what she discusses, Ms. King is a writer who always remains very close to the heart, so to speak. Nothing is analyzed in the abstract, everything is judged according to her elementary human experience, which is what makes some of her comments so intelligent. Indeed, her story is remarkable in the sense that it is not primarily an intellectual or a sentimental journey: it is first of all a true exercise of human reason, in an age when reason has been so thoroughly reduced and cut off from affection.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time: 7pm
Location: The American Bible Society
1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York
Directions to the American Bible Society

About the Speakers

Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete
Theologian, Author, Columnist
Heather King
Author

Invitation

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Transcript

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