By Catherine Stewart
She plunges right into a maze of clinical study, however the analytical mode of Western tradition can't aid her locate peace in her choice. as a substitute, she is unwittingly led alongside an historical prayer direction known as Lectio Divina, and remodeled via inexplicable and repeated encounters with goodness. nonetheless a community's shepherd in religion, she shoulders the query they too ask: "Can God be discovered here?" The maze turns into a labyrinth: a non secular trip that brings her to a middle that holds.
Her determination made, she undergoes remedy. "You should have been terrified," a pal says. that's while the writer realizes that her event is uncommon: she had now not been afraid. how you can clarify that? This memoir recounts how her rules of God and self are reshaped as she discovers a spot of deep understanding and belief. Humbled and shocked, she stories in her physique the gospel she has preached for years.
“This booklet is a decent, looking out, reflective account of ways its writer met the problem of a life-changing , and during the assets of her spiritual culture and the aid of buddies outdated and new, lived that drawback with braveness and faith.”
—J. Gerald Janzen, writer of At the odor of Water: the floor of desire within the publication of Job
SELECT one of many FOLLOWING FROM MARY MARGARET FUNK:
“This is not only yet another ebook on near-death studies. Pastor Cathy Stewart skillfully writes this e-book displaying us how you can meet God via our own event. The pastoral objective isn't to inform an engaging tale, yet to tutor us the best way to meet and greet our event as a revelatory textual content. the main fulfilling educating embodied during this e-book is at the price and promise of sustained listening.”
—Mary Margaret Funk, Benedictine Sister, Our woman of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana
“All we've got are stories.” Catherine Stewart’s compelling tale is one among ache, vulnerability, honesty, and desire. it's also a narrative of therapeutic and wholeness. Catherine serves as a consultant to assist us ask the all-important query of Who am I? In answering the query, she strikes from depression to integrity thereby gaining in knowledge and compassion and deepening her knowing of what it capacity to be in courting with self, others, and different (the Divine). An inspiring account of a really own trip, with relevance for all of us.”
—David Kuhl, Professor, division of relatives perform, school of drugs, collage of British Columbia; writer of What demise humans wish: functional knowledge for the tip of Life
Catherine Stewart has served as an ordained minister within the Presbyterian Church in Canada for twenty-five years. A graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago), she can also be a Benedictine oblate (Our woman of Grace Monastery, Indiana). to respond to a seven-year-old's query, "Why did Jesus need to die?", she authored the publication God Laughed (2011). She teaches a kind of listening prayer known as Lectio Divina, and shepherds congregations dealing with transitions.
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