The Way of the Mystics: Ancient Wisdom for Experiencing God Today

by John Michael Talbot

Paperback, 2006



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Jossey-Bass (2006), Edition: 1st, 242 pages


In The Way of the Mystics we are invited to take a journeyto the heart of our faith by examining the stories of thirteen ofChristian history's most revered mystics. These spiritual pioneersdevoted their lives to exploring a deeper communion with God andthrough their examples show us how we can apply spiritual wisdom toour own lives. The mystics featured in this book are from differentcenturies, countries, and Christian traditions but all have beendivinely blessed to transcend the limitations of worldly concernsand fully enter the spiritual realm┬ża place that so oftenseems closed off to us. The Way of the Mystics offersinsights into the lives of such familiar figures as St. Francis ofAssisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and others. The authorsexplore these spiritual giants' experiences, the movements theyfounded or influenced, and the controversies they generated,offering nuggets of truth distilled from their voluminous and oftenenigmatic writings. In addition, the book offers practicalsuggestions for applying the mystics' wisdom to our lives, enablingus to better pursue a deeper relationship with God.… (more)


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242 p.; 6 inches


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