Who among us hasn't longed for a deeper experience of God, especially during times of suffering, doubt, pain, and weariness! Here bestselling author Joyce Rupp offers us the spiritual assurance that God is always with us, God's presence is enduring, and God gives us strength for our own spiritual journey.
These brief and highly readable meditations once again demonstrate Joyce Rupp's spiritual knack for discovering God just about everywhere: in prayer, in worship, a kind word, an old house in need of repair, a puzzling situation, a personal rejection, the death of a loved one, inviting a stranger to lunch, a faithful marriage, a hug.
Joyce Rupp is well-known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Praying Our Goodbyes, Open the Door, and Fragments of Your Ancient Name. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and the codirector of the Institute of Compassionate Presence. She resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
The idea of the Divine presence which is one of the sub-theme of Sr MacMahons book, is taken up again in this new book by the popular American writer Joyce Rupp. She presents a series of short meditations, which can be read in a minute or two, but these deal with many of the main nodes of confusion in our world: death, love, and where we are really going. Following the seasonal rhythm of the Churchs year, itself of course a reflection of the natural year that artists evoke and explore, her pages too will help her readers along the road, to live with greater hope in the world that surrounds and engages them.
- The Irish Catholic
Sister Joyce Rupp is one of today's most popular spiritual guides. These minute-meditations are lively and insightful. Not infrequently, they amount to a gentle spiritual whack upside the head... which is exactly what most of us need on a regular basis.
- Mitch Finley, Author of 101 Ways to Happiness
You cannot read this book without seeing the world with new eyes-eyes that detect in your own life God's enduring presence.
- Melanie Svoboda, SND, Author of With the Dawn Rejoicing