The Big Book of Christian Mysticism
The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality
By Carl McColman
(Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Paperback, 9781571746245, 309pp.)
Publication Date: August 2010
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This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential unison with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today.
This is a breathtaking work that explores a form of spirituality that has changed lives over the course of 2,000 years. Learning about Christian mysticism and how it has been articulated through the centuries will prove inspirational for today's seekers, regardless of the faith tradition.
"The mystic is not a special kind of person; every person is a special kind of mytic." --William McNamara.