God in the Dark: Suffering and Desire in the Spiritual Life by Susan Pitchford,Alan Jones

By Susan Pitchford,Alan Jones

Contemporary Christianity is stricken with difficulties: First, our non secular lifestyles is usually bland and lukewarm. Distracted and fragmented by way of our lives, and malnourished on traditional piety, we believe out of contact with the God defined within the Bible as a eating fire." moment, we do not understand how to make feel of pain, in particular the discomfort of non secular darkness and aridity. the reply to either one of those difficulties is passion.

In God within the Dark, Susan Pitchford explores the 2 faces of passion:desire, the mutual appeal among the soul and God; and suffering, specifically our confusion and grief once we locate ourselves in darkish areas. we regularly misread instances of darkness, assuming now we have fabled and God has deserted us. Pitchford means that darkness isn't really a spot of abandonment yet a spot of intimacy and a unique name to a deeper dating with the God who wants us. after we comprehend this, we can't need to worry the darkish, and while the evening closes in round us, we will be able to event it as an embrace.

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