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Overview Filled with personal anecdotes, healing wisdom, and fresh reflections on scripture, Against an Infinite Horizon, one of Fr. Ronald Rolheiser's most beloved books, leads us to a deeper experience of the beauty and poetry of Christian spirituality.
Publishers Description Filled with personal anecdotes, healing wisdom, and fresh reflections on scripture, "Against an Infinite Horizon," one of Fr. Ronald Rolheiser's most beloved books, leads us to a deeper experience of the beauty and poetry of Christian spirituality.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 25, 2002
Publisher NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK
ISBN 0824519655 ISBN13 9780824519650
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More About Ronald Rolheiser
RONALD ROLHEISER O.M.I., is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers in five different countries. He is the author of the prizewinning The Restless Heart as well as Forgotten Among the Lilies. His book The Holy Longing has more than a quarter of a million copies in print.
Ronald Rolheiser currently resides in Saskatchewan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Against an Infinite Horizon: The Finger of God in Our Everyday Lives?
Great, makes me search for deeper meanings in my faith Apr 7, 2005
I am a fan of Rolheiser's books and his weekly column. He sees scripture as a whole work, woven together as only The Master would have it. Rolheiser is able to relate various scriptural passages in a way that makes sense and relates to our everday lives.
The title, "Against an Infinite Horizon," asks us to view our lives against the infinite horizon of God's love and power. Not only does that put our earthly troubles into perspective, but it also unleashes the great power of God's love to change the world. Regardless of whether you tend to liberal, conservative or middle-of-the road, this book will challenge you to live your faith more fully and meaningfully. In one section, he states that the problem with modern Christianity is that the "liberals are not pious and the pious are not liberal." What if they were? he asks, stating that we are called by Jesus to be both pious and work for change, both in compliance with Divine will.
The only down side to this book and more generally Rolheiser's work is that he tends to be repetative. Sometimes this is to the good; you don't miss anything. Other times it's laborious.
Read it and think! Mar 23, 2002
Christian books often become cliche, filled with the same old rhetoric and dogma that leaves us cold and searching; however, "Against an Infinite Horizon" is very fresh in its approach to seeing God in every moment.
I can't think of one aspect of living that Rolheiser omitted. He discusses social justice, marriage and sexuality (His assertion that sex is a sacrament still has me thinking!), death, the gender of God, and the simple act of being grateful.
I didn't always agree with his premises, but Rolheiser gives so many unique perspectives from which to view the ordinary in our lives that you will simply devour this book. He challenges the reader to reconsider our lives and how we view ourselves "against the infinite horizon" of God. There were times when, with my mouth open, I had to stop mid-paragraph and think about what he had said. Nothing revolutionary, just a fresh approach.
This is an excellent book for group discussions,or, like me, for personal growth. Read it and think!
A simple, profound book Feb 24, 2000
Fr. Rolheiser has given us a wonderful gift in this compelling spiritual guide. I was especially inspired by his use of the stages of motherhood of the Virgin Mary and our own stages of faith. I loved his book "The Holy Longing" but I think I like this one even better. If you're on a spiritual journey, Catholic or otherwise, this is a real treasure.