If you haven’t done so already, please answer one or more of the following questions — and post your thoughts as a comment to this blog post.
1. What do you think Christian mysticism is?
1b. Why do you care about Christian mysticism?
2. What topics or issues would you like to see a book on Christian mysticism address?
3. How could a book on Christian mysticism be really, really, helpful to you (so helpful that you’d want to give copies to all your friends and relatives)?
4. Have you ever read a spiritual book that you believe totally changed your life (in a good way)? If so, what book (or books) was it, and can you speak briefly about why you think this book was so life-changing for you?
Last November, when I entered into negotiations with a publisher to bring out the book I’m now writing, I posed these questions on this blog, to gather feedback from readers about what would make a book on Christian mysticism truly helpful for them. In the last five months, the readership of this blog has grown exponentially (for which I am humbly grateful) and it occurs to me that many newer readers may not have had a chance to ponder these questions. I am now actively writing the book, so if you want your ideas to be thrown into the stew, now is your chance: please answer one or more of the above questions, either as a comment to this blog or directly to me via email (my email address can be found on the homepage of my blog — scroll down and look for the “I’d love to hear from you” widget on the right).
Thanks for your help!