Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this highly anticipated sequel to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing. With his trademark faculty and thoughtfulness, Rolheiser undertakes the writings of St. John of the Cross and shows how identifying and embracing the three stages of discipleship-Essential, Generative, and Radical-will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness. In this new book, Rolheiser takes us on the journey through "the dark night of the senses and spirit." Here, we experience pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But when we embrace the struggles and yearnings to know God, he shows us we can come together and apply this newfound understanding to our daily lives.
RONALD ROLHEISER, O.M.I., is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers in five different countries. He is the author of the prizewinning The Restless Heart as well as Forgotten Amongst the Lilies.
"Ronald Rolheiser is one of the great Christian spiritual writers of our time, as well as one of my own personal favorites. I have read, and recommended, his beautiful book The Holy Longing more times than I can remember. His sequel, Sacred Fire, is a superb book--one to give to a seeker looking to find God, to a friend struggling with a relationship with God, to a devout believer looking to deepen his or her faith--or best of all, to yourself, as a way of coming to know the God who desires ever more to know you." --James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"When Ron Rolheiser writes, it is clear, compelling, and challenging, plus it is about issues that matter to the soul. Well, here he does it again--and does it well!" --Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Ronald Rolheiser is one of the great Christian spiritual writers of our time, as well as one of my own personal favorites.
Now in paperback with a newly commissioned reader's guide-the long-awaited follow-up to The Holy Longing , one of the top-selling books on Catholic spirituality in the last two decades
Chapter 1 Discipleship and the Stages of Our Lives What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights with us is so great! If only we would let ourselves be dominated as things do by some immense storm we would become strong too, and not need names. --
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