Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage


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Broadleaf Books
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Steven Charleston is a leading voice of justice for Indigenous peoples, the environment, and spiritual renewal. A member of the Choctaw Nation, Charleston has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, BBC World News, and other outlets. The author of more than a dozen books on theology and spirituality, including Ladder to the Light, Charleston has served as the Episcopal bishop of Alaska, president and dean of the Episcopal Divinity School, and professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary. He serves as the theologian in residence at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. Charleston lives with his wife, Susan, in Oklahoma.


"Readers will appreciate Charleston's pride in Native traditions and his optimism that humanity can heal the scars of the past and rebuild what has been broken." --Publishers Weekly

"Here is wisdom born out of a lifetime of listening faithfully to the voice of God. Here is wisdom we need for the living of these days." --Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and author of The Power of Love

"This book touched me as few do, which I take as proof that the author is in cahoots with the Spirit. Charleston is a spiritual medic who has given himself to a life of healing, and you will want to share his medicine with everyone you know." --Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Learning to Walk in the Dark and other books

"Ladder to the Light isn't a book to be read once and put aside, but one that should be read again and again, becoming part of our human journey. I highly recommend this book for all who are searching for a better way of belonging." --Kaitlin B. Curtice, author of Native and Glory Happening

"What an anchoring book--the wisdom in it is distilled through many traditions, and is available to us all!" --Bill McKibben, environmental activist and author of Falter and other books

"Defying conventional notions of religion, Steven Charleston places our feet on a trail of faith, blessing and hope leading us to truth and transformation. Through Native traditions and culture, we see a new vision of today's society--a tribal community of human beings moving toward justice as we search for the sacred." --Thom White Wolf Fassett (Seneca), author of Giving Our Hearts Away: Native American Survival