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Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God

Mystical Hope Trusting in the Mercy of God At a time when people are yearning for good news Cynthia Bourgeault s new book invites us to find our way to the hope that does not disappoint or fail In our usual way of looking at things hope is t

  • Title: Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God
  • Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
  • ISBN: 9781561011933
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • At a time when people are yearning for good news, Cynthia Bourgeault s new book invites us to find our way to the hope that does not disappoint or fail In our usual way of looking at things, hope is tied to outcome I hope I get this job or I hope my mother gets well The Bible introduces us to a different kind of hope that has its source not in events but in the mercAt a time when people are yearning for good news, Cynthia Bourgeault s new book invites us to find our way to the hope that does not disappoint or fail In our usual way of looking at things, hope is tied to outcome I hope I get this job or I hope my mother gets well The Bible introduces us to a different kind of hope that has its source not in events but in the mercy of God, a lifeblood of compassion connecting our heart to God s heart and the heart of all creation In five interwoven meditations, Mystical Hope shows how to recognize this hope in our own lives, where it comes from, how to deepen it through prayer, and how to carry it into the world as a source of strength and renewal Mystical Hope is one of our series of Cowley Cloister Books smaller format, gift edition books designed for meditative and devotional reading.

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    1. Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God (Cowley, 2001) is an inviting, warmhearted, and reflective introduction to Christian mysticism by Cynthia Bourgeault. Reverend Bourgeault is an Episcopal Priest who leads contemplative prayer retreats across the U.S. and Canada. She is a genuine contemporary mystic and minister who is not only deeply immersed in and committed to her Christian tradition and its contemplative practices, but has sincerely and richly studied Sufism (Mystical Islam).Mystica [...]

    2. I love this book. When I told Nate about it, he said Cynthia Bourgeault, herself, handed him a copy when he was in college and he loves it too! Bourgeault is an engaging, personal writer who manages to turn her sometimes esoteric knowledge into practical approaches for getting to know God (and be known!). In Christ, in righteousness, in The Mercy, in the flow of hope that leads to that vierge point --- as Merton describes: "at the center of our being a a point of nothingness which is untouched b [...]

    3. This is fine.Before I start, I have to point out that this book is about a lovely subject & is easy to read. I think it would be of great use to anyone who has been turned off by the idea that Christianity is regimented & rule driven & not founded in the love God has for us in Christ.Having said that, there are a few reasons I would likely not read it again, hence the 3 stars. The second chapter, for me, is wholly unpalatable. I take tremendous issue with the desire of some Christian [...]

    4. This was a strange book. Didn't know how to take Cynthia Bourgeault at first the way she talks frightens me, because it sounds so "new age". But much of what this book had to say, I found myself readily agreeing with - until maybe the end, where things became a bit less coherent. The first half of this book, though, I enjoyed quite well. Cynthia seems to put most of my understanding of God's nature? personality? existence? into more adequate words than I seem to possess, haha. This is definitel [...]

    5. My second Cynthia Bourgeault book, and I loved it. It's not quite as rich as The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, but it's a very different sort of text--briefer and more tightly focused. It has the same ease of language, though, the same sense of lightness and clarity and depth of feeling. C.B. redefines hope as something that has to do with the present rather than the future, something we're surrounded by always, even though we may not be aware of it. She touches on ideas of time, on prayer and medi [...]

    6. This book was fine, just not what I was hoping for (ha). I appreciate Bourgeault's insights and perspective, but coming out of a conversation with college students over the weekend about hope and cynicism, I was looking for a bit more application to how we can be radically hopeful in the face of all of the world's brokenness and how practices like centering prayer can help us cultivate such hope. The brokenness the book addressed was primarily personal and there's certainly a need for that discu [...]

    7. Really enjoyed this book, my 3rd by Cynthia Bourgeault. Especially loved the last section about integrity, it really addressed what I believe to be major stumbling blocks for individuals and the church as a whole. Loved how examples of practices such a centering prayer were shown to have such a purifying effect aligning intent and action.

    8. It helps if you have mystical tendenciesWell written, challenging reading, but worth the journey. It's not "for beginners" but if you're interested in identifying a Christianity that is real, this could be what you're looking for.

    9. Mystical HopeIt was interesting and I read it in one might. It was an easy read and brought up some valid points

    10. Great little book. Love this book primarily for all the conversation that it fostered in our class. Inner traditions and practice become the foundation for outward manifestation.

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