This book celebrates the many types of mystics, visionaries, wisdom keepers, and non-dualists whose spiritual insight and perceptive teachings have illuminated the Christian tradition for the past two thousand years.
"For the mystics, the power and splendor of their intimacy with God are so great that the only earthly love that even comes close to describing it is the love between a husband and wife."
Mysticism is the closest thing within Christianity to "enlightenment" as understood in eastern religions.
"The man sitting next to Fran had a copy of the setlist ... when I asked him if he had a professional relationship with [Peter] Gabriel, he rather shyly said yes; I introduced myself, and when he replied, 'I'm Trent Reznor,' I almost fell out of my seat."
"Carl offers his readers the great gift of a distillation of 108 wise and worthy guides on the mystical way." —Christine Valters Paintner, Ph.D., author
On his blog, McColman reflects on the practice of Cistercian spirituality.