Synopses & Reviews
At the root of all our longing is a profound hunger for God. It's a hunger that can't be satisfied with feel-good recipes or pious platitudes. It is, in reality, the same hunger that has for centuries motivated the world's great spiritual teachers, a hunger only God can fill.
Here is a book that takes this God hunger seriously by providing 50 challenging experiences for the soul built around the core spiritual insights of ten great Western mystics (Christian, Jewish, and Islamic).
Crossing centuries and traditions, it takes the searcher on a journey of discovery of the very best that Western spirituality has to offer. It leads the reader on an accessible path from the Islamic poet Rumi in the 13th century to the monk an mystic Thomas Merton in the 20th, from Gregory of Nyssa in the 4th century to the Kaballah in the 12th, and on to C.S. Lewis and Evelyn Underhill, mystics of our time.
Today's widespread search beyond denominational borders for spiritual substance is leading readers straight to Western civilization's great spiritual books and to the mystics who wrote them.
In God Hunger readers -- and meditators -- will find the great Islamic poet Rumi side by side with the authors of the Kabbalah and Hildegard of Bingen, the 13th-century's visionary abbess.
Fifty meditations and prayers build on the words and wisdom of medieval mystics such as Francis of Assisi and contemporary writers such as C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton.
God Hunger is a highly involving journey of the soul that offers today's spiritual seeker the best that Western spirituality has to offer in a format that is both accessible and authentic.
Explores our profound hunger for God through fifty challenging experiences for the soul built around the core insights of great Western mystics such as Thomas Merton and others.