Religion and Theology
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Name Course Title Name of Professor Date of Submission A Review of Jim Forest’s All is Grace Introduction The story of Dorothy Day still inspires, stabs our sense of right and wrong, and questions our integration in present-day American life by giving evidence to the viability of living a life led only by the values God professed.
She is an icon which persuades us to evaluate our own lives, specifically, the way we live up to our spiritual conviction. In a remarkable biography, All is Grace, Jim Forest presents a forceful image of Dorothy’s daring attempts to perform the Gospel’s progressive message. Using the recently made public letters and memoirs of Dorothy Day, Forest narrates her amazing life, with particular stress on the exceptional faith that lies beneath her spectacular witness. Overview of All is Grace Dorothy Day was born on the 8th of November 1897 in Brooklyn, in the metropolitan setting where she would grow and mature, and to which she offered her life, time, and effort. She was the third child of Grace and John Day, and, even though relationship with her mother was well, her father was a cold and critical character (Signorielli 1996, 94). Her mother was widely referred to as ‘Mother Grace’ and was an enduring figure in the life of Dorothy. Her father, a follower of horse racing and a sports writer, was ill at ease in the presence of Dorothy and her often revolutionary insights (Signorielli 1996, 94-95). According to Fitch and Roberts (1984), Dorothy, even as a kid usually attracts trouble at home and school, displaying an untimely curiosity about sex and taking pleasure in stunning grownups with vulgar language and actions or little thefts. ...