Mysticism for Beginners
In this highly readable exploration of John of the Cross, Eileen Lyddon expresses beautifully that the heart of John's mysticism is love -- the focus of the spiritual life for all contemporary Christians, whatever their vocations.
"If you have always wanted to delve into the writings of John of the Cross but have felt somewhat intimidated, Sister Eileen Lyddon's book is for you. Highly recommended."
"Lyddon succeeds in communicating not only John's wisdom, but also his gentleness, common sense, and humanity. Both beginners and those more familiar with John will appreciate this presentation of John's mysticism for everyday life."
Spiritual Book News
"The author uses touching examples from her life to reflect on John's thoughts and make them accessible and human to us today."
National Catholic Reporter
"... an inviting discussion of the works of John of the Cross; it is informative and insightful."
About the Author
A member of an Anglican contemplative community in the Carmelite tradition (Sisters of the Love of God), Eileen Lyddon was a tireless worker in the field of ecumenism and spent a good part of her life looking for ways to bridge gaps between the Churches.
|Publication Date||Aug 31, 2006|
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