The Road of the Heart's Desire:

An Essay on the Cycles of Story and Song

By John S. Dunne, CSC (University of Notre Dame Press)


Father Dunne, whom a reviewer called “one of our finest writers of spiritual literature,” uses story and song to bring theology alive. Whether quoting J.R.R. Tolkien or composing his own song cycles, Dunne traces the human journey from the unity of all things, to the emergence and separation of the individual, to a final reunion with all of humanity and God. He calls the voyage one of “wandering joy, the joy of being on a journey with God in time.”