Item description for May I Hate God? by Pierre Wolff...
Overview A compassionate book addressed to those who have suffered pain or senseless loss.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.12" Width: 4.3" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.17 lbs.
Release Date Dec 12, 1983
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809121808 ISBN13 9780809121809
Availability 0 units.
More About Pierre Wolff
Pierre Wolff is a notable teacher of discernment and Ingatian spirituality and an internationally acclaimed retreat master. Born in Marseille, France, he ministered as a Jesuit priest for almost forty years, traveling to a dozen countries and giving retreats and workshops on Ignatian spirituality. In 1988, he became a priest in the Episcopal Church. He has devoted most of his life to helping people learn to pray, use discernment to make decisions, and consciously grow their spirituality. He is now married and lives in Connecticut.
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An hour's worth of prayer Oct 1, 2005
This tiny 75-page book with its electrifying title was just what I needed to deepen my spiritual quest which at age 59 only grows the older I get. Reading this book, like reading the Bible, is actually an act of prayer. We recognize our selves, our goodness, our failings, our oceanic waves of struggles in every word the author speaks. His honesty and courage in speaking the truth are breathtaking and inspiring. Intuitively, I believe we live in many realms: the realm of the spirit, certainly, as well as the commerce of daily life: the buying of groceries, the way we treat our neighbors, but especially the way we treat the poor and unfortunate among us - what if I were that beggar? Hadn't Jehovah (God) in fact disguised himself as a beggar when he visited soon-to-be Abraham and his wife Sarah? As a Jew and a freethinker, I am not able to accept the concept of Christ as Messiah dying on the Cross, but do see Christ as a redemptive figure who triumphs over suffering, as we all do, when we surrender to the Love of God, and the Love of our Fellow Men and Women who walk with us in our journeys toward the Light. Quoted extensively are rich passages from the Old and New Testament alike, which evoke faith when the light is dim, and offer gratitude that our light still shines bright, and will continue to do so, will shine bright for a couple of generations after our departure, and maybe still shines somewhere on galaxies unknown near other points of light: Gandhi and the Buddha and the the procession of Saints. God only knows. And yes, we may hate God, for He is all loving and all merciful, and, as we know, it is to Him, and no other, that we report to, at night under the covers, and praise His name in the morning light. Ah, another day to be in His world that allows all things.
When managing great wounds Oct 27, 2004
This book has a means of putting grievous pains into a perspective I had not experienced previously. A very fresh look, Roman Catholic framework however Protestants would still benefit. The level of translucence dealing with anger hatred etc. made this book a stand out. Brought some very heavy Scripture into play.