Sister Joan Chittister is a bestselling author for a very good reason. She takes difficult and even mysterious concepts and "breaks them open" for us. Here she tackles the virture of mercy and its connection to forgiveness. She challenges us to stop judging, accusing, and criticizing those we label "sinners" and to see ourselves in their number. She invites us to be realistic about our own actions before we "throw that first stone" at another. This is spiritual reading at its very best.