One of the most widely read and highly acclaimed religious books, God of Surprises takes us on the inner journey, convinced that the treasure is hidden within.
Jesus said: 'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure in a field'. This book has only one purpose: to suggest ways of finding the treasure in what we may consider a most unlikely field, ourselves. It is a guide book to the inner journey in which we are all engaged and has much to say to those who have a love/hate relationship with the Church to which they belong or once belonged.
- Revised and updated edition.
- Over 250,000 sold in UK alone.
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).
God of Surprises is one of the great books of spiritual guidance. A lovely, wise and lucid book of deep humanity. Above all, it is a useful book - a book to be used by those who find it hard to forgive themselves: the stumblers and agnostics who hardly dare believe that God is within them.
- Gerald Priestland
God of Surprises is characterised throughout by practical wisdom and humanity, deep thoughts and light touches, and a very sympathetic style of teaching...This is a book to own and use and work into one's life.
- The Church Times
Simply to read God of Surprises is to misuse it and miss much of its value. It is a book to use, working through it and at it again and again.
-The Baptist Times