The Compassion Quest Paperback

Learn to Tune Into Love's Frequency

by Trystan Owain Hughes;

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The Compassion Quest

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‘The Compassion Quest’ is a compelling call to transcend our self-centred culture, tune into love’s frequency and follow Christ’s example of humbling himself to humanity.

Author, academic and the Chaplin of Cardiff University, Trystan Owian Hughes, seeks to reconnect readers with the heart of God. With convincing and often humourous references to poetry, literature and film, the author highlights our delicate relational balance between ourselves, God, each other and the world around us. Love connects us all together, and as we grow in spiritual maturity so does our selflessness.

Trystan does a wonderful job of articulating the ‘Compassion Quest’ in a humbling and inspiring manner. Allow him to realign your understanding of the Christian faith as a love-centred adventure.

About the Author

The Revd Dr Trystan Owain Hughes is an Anglican Chaplin at Cardiff University. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’ and BBC 4’s ‘Prayer of the Day’, and the author of the widely acclaimed ‘Finding Hope and Meaning in Suffering’ (2010).

He lectures in theology at Cardiff University and has spoken at retreat, quiet days and conferences worldwide.

The Compassion Quest by Trystan Owain Hughes was published by SPCK in February 2013 and is our 32361st best seller. The ISBN for The Compassion Quest is 9780281068258.

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In this follow-up to his much praised Finding Hope and Meaning in Suffering, Trystan Owain Hughes encourages us to develop an approach to life that looks beyond our own concerns.

Using illustrations from poetry, literature and film, and drawing on contemporary scientific thought, the author makes plain that our natural state is an interconnected harmony with God, with each other and with the world around us. Gradually we come to realize that loving others and desiring the best for them is worthwhile, even when there seems to be little in it for us.

Just as Christ chose to humble himself and become 'God with us', so we too will bring light to the lives of those around us by transcending our self-centredness and becoming fully present to those in need. And as we begin to attune ourselves to love's frequency, our inner being will instinctively embrace all creation as sacred and deserving of our care and attention.


“Commitment to social justice without being motivated by compassion is politics without heart… This book has been waiting to be written.” – Tony Campolo.

“Gentle, learned and culturally aware, this book offers a rich understanding of Christian faith as an invitation to find ourselves not so much by looking within, but by turning outwards to others and to God.” – Graham tomlin, Dean of St Mellitus College, London.

“Alongside the high-brow theologians and writers, Hughes’ text is peppered with film references, song lyrics and news stories from around the world.  Who else has ever invited Charles de Foucauld, Margaret Thatcher, Phillip Pulman and Nick Cave to the same party? You won’t be bored. You will be challenged.” – Gerard Kelly, love.the.words Blog Review.


Details for The Compassion Quest

Page last updated 19th January 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (February 2013)
Number of Pages144
Thickness11 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4064659
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