Several other folks have praised The Big Book of Christian Mysticism since I published the first round of endorsements on this blog a few days back. Here are the latest kind words:
Carl McColman has both studied and practised the Christian mystical tradition, stressing its earthiness and ‘ordinariness’. Like Thomas Merton, Michael Ramsey and others, he holds that mysticism is not an esoteric realm, reserved for the very holy, but is what all Christian life is about. I strongly commend this book.
— Kenneth Leech, author of Soul Friend:
Spiritual Direction in the Modern World
A brilliant contribution from a clear, concise and articulate author! Carl McColman’s Big Book deepens the conversation as he explores the paradoxes of the mystical/traditional approaches, outlines the bias against cultivating an interior life and illuminates the reader on practices to embrace in order to relate to a dynamic Living God.
— Lauren Artress, author of
Walking a Sacred Path
Mysticism is at the heart of faith, whatever religious or denominational flag we raise. Thoughtful, well-written doorways into these mysteries, such as this one, matter a great deal to all of us who seek communion with the Mystery Itself.
— Robert Benson, author of
In Constant Prayer
If you’d like to see what other folks (like Richard Rohr, Carolyn Myss, Brian McLaren, and Phyllis Tickle) have said, click here. And if you haven’t done so already, I hope you’ll take a moment and pre-order the book here: The Big Book of Christian Mysticism.