Change of Heart includes some fascinating people, distinctive characters of great accomplishment who played pivotal roles in the story I tell. I thought readers might want to know more about them.
Susan Stabile is a lawyer, law professor, spiritual director, and writer. Her book Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation (Oxford University Press) stems from her unusual spiritual journey. Susan went from a New York, Italian Catholic girlhood, to twenty years as a Buddhist—two of them as a Buddhist nun in Tibet—to a return to her Catholic roots, deepened by the spiritual practices she learned along the way. Her book incorporates those Buddhist practices into Christian faith life, resulting in a fresh and intriguing approach to meditation and prayer.
Not done with journeying, in the past year Susan completed the arduous pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in a six-week walk across Spain.
She teaches law, leads spiritual retreats and writes a beautiful blog, Creo en Dios. She is currently working on a book aimed at young adults.
For more about Susan, see http:www.susanstabile.com/about-susan/.