Item description for Between the Dreaming and the Coming True: The Road Home to God by Robert Benson...
Overview One man's story of his journey through spiritual uncertainty to a newfound understanding of his relationship with God.
Publishers Description One man's story of his journey through spiritual uncertainty to a newfound understanding of his relationship to God.
For those who have questioned their Christian faith, Robert Benson offers an account of his sojourn in a season of trouble and his journey back to God. In this spiritual self-portrait, Benson's experiences--battling depression and re-examining the deep Christian faith in which he has been immersed since childhood--become poignant testament of one believer's struggle with the mysteries of faith's road.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
ISBN 1585420883 ISBN13 9781585420889
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More About Robert Benson
Robert Benson writes and speaks on living a more contemplative and prayerful life in a modern world, about the search for and the discovery of the sacred in the midst of our everyday lives. An alumnus of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, he is also a member of the Friends of Silence and of the Poor. an ecumenical order of lay people. Robert is the author of many books including "In Constant Prayer" and "A Good Life: Benedict's guide to Everyday Joy."
Robert Benson currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Robert Benson was born in 1952.
Reviews - What do customers think about Between the Dreaming and the Coming True: The Road Home to God?
Little, but BIG! Apr 19, 2007
Though this book is little in size, it's BIG in content. Throughout, the author eloquently and honestly imparts to the reader his struggles on the path to finding his way back to God. A book to be read again and again.
An answered prayer Apr 14, 2002
i found this book literally minutes after a desperate and quiet prayer asking God if i would "ever make it 'home'." Discouraged, I found this book for just [price] on the street, read it in one evening, and had my life changed because of it. It is an easy read, thought-provoking, intelligently and humbly written...it is comforting to know another has had the same awkward questions and thoughts about life's purpose, yet somehow expresses them with amazingly eloquent ease. I highly recommend this book to others.
waiting for the next Dec 2, 2001
I have three of Bensons books now because I love his writing, love the way he lives his life and feel akin to the thoughts in his head. I am only giving him four stars because I feel he still has a five star book in him waiting to be written. God stills has that "something" for Benson to do, to write about for the rest of us pilgrims out here. Yet there is enough wisdom (written with humility) in this book that makes me want to grab my two children and impart it to them as well.
A Guidebook for the Dance of Life Jun 25, 2001
This is a marvelous little book. Not even 150 pages, but it packs a punch. Benson's prose is magnificent. I have read the book 5 times in the last year and continue to learn from it. Each chapter follows a different theme, and Benson pulls images from his life experience to carry the chapter along. Never moralistic, the chapters are merely descriptive of Benson's life, and the way that he has found God through the rhythms of the church year, the praying of the Psalter, and other spiritual practices. The entire framework of the book is the quest to get back home to God. Because the chapters are never moralistic (i.e., Benson does not "tell us" what to do), there is much that each one can take from his work. Every time I read it I am reminded that there is a purpose in life, and that I can choose to "tap in" to that purpose. A very refreshing read, and highly recommended.
A well written word picture of the Father May 31, 2001
This is a great book because it communicates in the words and between the words, the heart of the Father for us. It shows that He cares for the weakest of us in a way we only dare believe.
It's a tribute to our Redeemer, spoken with authenticity and transparency.