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A Retreat with Desert Mystics: Thirsting for the Reign of God

A Retreat with Desert Mystics Thirsting for the Reign of God In this seven day retreat the directors are the mothers and fathers of the desert whose wisdom has come down to us through the ages Jesus tells readers that to find their lives they must lose them t

  • Title: A Retreat with Desert Mystics: Thirsting for the Reign of God
  • Author: Linus Mundy
  • ISBN: 9780867163711
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this seven day retreat, the directors are the mothers and fathers of the desert, whose wisdom has come down to us through the ages Jesus tells readers that to find their lives they must lose them the Desert Mystics took up this exhortation and lived it out radically What such Desert Mystics as Antony the Great, Abba Moses and Evagrius can teach readers is to confrontIn this seven day retreat, the directors are the mothers and fathers of the desert, whose wisdom has come down to us through the ages Jesus tells readers that to find their lives they must lose them the Desert Mystics took up this exhortation and lived it out radically What such Desert Mystics as Antony the Great, Abba Moses and Evagrius can teach readers is to confront God on a most intimate level by confronting themselves fiercely and fully.

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    1. This book offers more passages from and stories about Thomas Merton than it does the early Desert Fathers and Mothers. It's remarkable how little of the desert mystics made it in here. And yet it doesn't quite work as a retreat with Merton either, as the bulk of the retreat is the author giving their impressions of monasticism in a generalized way impressions made up of themes that don't quite relate, metaphors that don't transmit much meaning to me, and series of platitudes that left me cold. A [...]

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