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BookShelf (2010)

My Descent into Death: A Second Chance at Life – Howard Storm During a visit to Paris, Howard Storm, an avowed atheist, while waiting for emergency surgery, had a near-death experience. Outside his body, he was met by begins whom he describes as “the worst imaginable person stripped of every impulse of compassion… a mob […]

BookShelf (2009)

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See – Richard Rohr Richard Rohr teaches on our need to reject binary thinking – dualism – and simply seek the dwell in the immediate presence of God. Dualism is not how we experience reality. He distinguishes the church’s teaching on contemplative prayer from the ego-centered […]

BookShelf (2008)

Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross – Richard John Neuhaus My first book of 2008 is a profound series of reflections on the cross guided by the seven last sayings of Christ. The commentary on these sayings is brilliant, but even more, the path Neuhaus takes […]

BookShelf (2007)

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More – Chris Anderson Imagine a sales chart with a line that starts at the uppermost left corner and then curves slightly to the right until it drops rapidly and then peters out into a long tail that extends off the right-hand side […]

Hide And Seek: Experiencing the Absence and Presence of God

God desires that we live coram deo – in the presence of God. Though we hide from God’s presence, God continues to pursue us. If this is true, what do we make of passages like Isaiah 45:15 – “Truly, you are a God who hides himself.” What exactly is the “hiddenness” of God? What reasons could God have in hiding? My new book wrestles with these questions.

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