God in the Dark Hardback

Suffering and Desire in the Spiritual Life

by Susan Pitchford;

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God in the Dark

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Contemporary Christianity is afflicted with two problems: First, our spiritual life is often bland and lukewarm. Distracted and fragmented by our lives, and malnourished on conventional piety, we feel out of touch with the God described in the Bible as a consuming fire." Second, we don't know how to make sense of suffering, especially the pain of spiritual darkness and aridity. The answer to both of these problems is passion.In God in the Dark, Susan Pitchford explores the two faces of passion:desire, the mutual attraction between the soul and God; and suffering, especially our confusion and grief when we find ourselves in dark places. We often misinterpret times of darkness, assuming we've fabled and God has abandoned us. Pitchford suggests that darkness is not a place of abandonment but a place of intimacy and a special call to a deeper relationship with the God who desires us. Once we understand this, we will not have to fear the dark, and when the night closes in around us, we can experience it as an embrace.

God in the Dark by Susan Pitchford was published by Liturgical Press in April 2011 and is our 57952nd best seller. The ISBN for God in the Dark is 9780814633519.

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Details for God in the Dark

Page last updated 30th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLiturgical Press (April 2011)
Number of Pages146
Thickness19 mm
Height210 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4026253
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