Book Launch Celebration for:
The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism by author Carl McColman
When: August 31, 2023 at 7:00p.m.
Where: The Cathedral Bookstore inside the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA
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This program is free and open to the public
About the Book:
“The Christian of the future will be a mystic—or will not exist.” These words from theologian Karl Rahner uttered half a century ago seem more relevant than ever. Is mysticism necessary for the survival of Christianity? What exactly is Christian mysticism? How can it be relevant in our crisis-ridden world? Questions like these inspire The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism, a newly updated edition from beloved spiritual teacher and bestselling author Carl McColman.
The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism serves as both introduction and practical instruction for a living contemplative practice today. In addition to the overview of mysticism, spiritual and prayer practices, the various types of mysticism in Christian tradition, and influential mystics through the millennia, this second edition offers an embodied understanding of the mystic life and includes a more diverse range of voices and perspectives, including new chapter themes on sexuality, queerness, and social justice.
“Mysticism is not mystifying at all, but simple, always available, and utterly clarifying. Carl McColman’s much-needed book will allow you to experience this for yourself! Christians and all Seekers will find both meat and dessert in such a full meal.” —Richard Rohr, OFM and author of The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See and Everything Belongs
“Mainstream religion, highjacked to a dualistic and zero-sum worldview pitting us against one another and against the planet, is poisoning the human soul. Carl McColman’s The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism provides an antidote for anyone who dares to read it. If you identify as Christian, make this book a new Gospel. If you are not, read it as a catalyst to finding the mystic heart of your own spiritual identity.” — Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent
About the Author:
Carl McColman is a contemplative writer, storyteller, podcaster, and spiritual director. He is a life-professed member of a lay Cistercian community under the spiritual guidance of Trappist monks. He is the author of numerous books, including Eternal Heart, and regularly speaks and leads retreats on topics related to Christian mysticism, Celtic spirituality, and interfaith dialogue. Carl and his wife, artist Fran McColman, live near Atlanta, Georgia.
See other Carl McColman books here.
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