Item description for St. George and the Dragon and the Quest for the Holy Grail by Edward Hays...
Overview Once again, parable-man and storyteller Edward Hays opens the doors of the mind's magic theatre and provides a collection of mystic maps to guide readers on the path to the most fabulous of all hidden treasures--the Holy Grail. Illustrations by the author.
Publishers Description For its myriads of fans, this journal has become a handbook to inspire and challenge. The engaging dragon and his wise parables will guide you, as they led George, on a spiritual quest as ancient as the Holy Grail.
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Studio: Forest of Peace Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Forest of Peace Publishing
ISBN 0939516071 ISBN13 9780939516070
Availability 0 units.
More About Edward Hays
Fr. Edward M. Hays is the author of more than thirty books on contemporary spirituality. He was the co-founder and moving spirit of Forest of Peace Publishing and founding director of Shantivanam, a Midwest center for contemplative prayer. He has served as a chaplain of the state penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas, parish priest, and spiritual director. Hays has spent extended periods of pilgrimage in the Near East, the Holy Land, and India and remains a prolific writer and painter.
Reviews - What do customers think about St. George and the Dragon and the Quest for the Holy Grail?
Start Your Journey Feb 13, 2004
This is an excellent book for anyone who is navigating a personal spiritual journey. We used this book in a church study group and the discussions it generated were lively and interesting. Although I think I would have enjoyed this book if I had read it by myself, having a group to share with and an informed spiritual leader deepened my understanding. Edward Hays has an amazing talent for gently waking up spiritual areas in the brain.
What you need to know about life Jul 25, 2002
As I was sitting on a bench at the end of a long desolate road, slowly sipping my oolong tea, when I pulled out this book and began to read. Oh the joy. I breezed through the pages as my mind wandered throught the wonderful tales that Mr. Hays spins. I couldn't put the book down and the memories and myths will stay with me for a long time. I recommend this book to anyone that is trying to find their spiritual inner self.
Life Changing Experience May 30, 2000
I was a senior in High School when I was first introduced to this author. At that time in my life I seeked guidance in a spiritual sense but found few sources from society to help me. A theology teacher showed me 3 parables from Hays' writing and I quickly went out to buy the book. I won't try to explain the messages you get from this book because everyone takes away something different from reading it. Look at the other reviews and decide for yourself but this book is definetly worth the price and you won't spend too much time reading it since the book's length isn't all that long. Although be forewarned you will probably find yourself picking this book up off the shelf after completing it. I don't think I know anyone who has read it only once.
Theology for Everyone Jun 24, 1999
Fr. Hays is a gifted storyteller. His parables find their way through cynicism and doubt, and work in the reader's heart at a profound level. Having read nearly all of Fr. Hays's books, I recommend _St. George and the Dragon_ as a starting place for his compassionate, loving, inclusive, and atavistic theology. It is the story of a man with a deep spiritual longing who is uncertain how to fulfill it. His mentor appears in the form of an ancient dragon offering assistance, guidance, and a slyly humorous wisdom. This is not a book to be read once and put aside, nor is it a book to be read quickly. It will seem new-age-y to some readers, but it isn't. It will appeal to those who are hurting, those who are young at heart, teenagers, and especially to those whose religious background includes ritual. Everyone embarking on, or already on, a spiritual journey will find something holy here.
Parables that Appeal to Everyone! Jul 14, 1998
Edward Hays is a tremendously gifted writer and a thought-provoking theologian. His parables are truly amusing, but at the same time offer the reader much to think about. Hays has the rare ability to write for many levels. This book was recommended to me by a member of the clergy, but I have shared several stories with young teenagers who are just beginning to grapple with their own spirituality.
Reading this book was a personally rewarding experience. The best part is that when I pick it up again in a year or two, I will have completely new insights. It is a book about a spiritual journey that meets you where you are on your own spiritual journey.
I also recommend the sequel "The Magic Lantern" and "The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop".