Gerard Hughess popularity lies in the fact that he always writes directly for the individual struggling with issues of faith and life and gets right to the heart of spiritual needs and concerns. His best-seller God of Surprises published nearly 20 years ago has sold nearly a quarter of a million copies. God in All Things is a follow up to that book written for a different world and a different spiritual climate.
This is a guidebook for the inner journey. It is about recognising God in the ordinary, in the joy and sadness of things, about knowing that God cannot be separated from whatever we experience. It is written for people on the fringes of Christianity, or those who are disillusioned with church structures and dogmatic theology. Hughes has written this book because he is concerned at the split between religion and life, as if religion was something apart and detached from the rest of Gods creation. Apart from being a brilliant spiritual guide this book is a call to a faith in terminal decline to enlarge its concept of God and break out of the straitjacket of pious religion.
Gerard W. Hughes
Gerard W. Hughes was the bestselling author of God of Surprises (sales in excess of 250,000 copies worldwide), God in All Things and In Search of the Way. A Jesuit priest, latterly he was resident at Campion Hall, Oxford before moving finally to the Jesuit Community at Boscombe in Hampshire. For many years he was university chaplain at Glasgow, and a renowned spiritual director. His final book, Cry of Wonder, was published in late 2014 and Hughes continued to write a blog expanding on the book's themes up until the time of his death (4th November 2014).