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Overview An award-winning author and theologian presents a vivid, compelling study of Christian spirituality, offering a definitive explanation of God and the Church, and provides helpful guidelines on how to apply spirituality within one's own life.
Publishers Description Ronald Rolheiser makes sense of what is frequently a misunderstood word: spirituality. In posing the question " What is spirituality?" Father Rolheiser gets quickly to the heart of common difficulties with the subject, and shows through compelling anecdotes and personal examples how to channel that restlessness, that deep desire, into a healthy spirituality. This book is for those searching to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it to their own lives. Rolheiser explains the nonnegotiables--the importance of community worship, the imperatives surrounding social action, the centrality of the Incarnation, the sustenance of the spiritual life--and how spirituality necessarily impacts every aspect of human experience. At the core of this readable, deeply revealing book is an explanation of God and the Church in a world that more often than not doubts the credibility of both.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Holy Longing: Guidelines for a Christian Spirituality by Ronald Rolheiser has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 08/01/1999 page 81
Publishers Weekly - 05/31/1999 page 83
Library Journal - 06/01/1999 page 123
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RONALD ROLHEISER, O.M.I., a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, and the author of the books The Restless Heart, Forgotten Among the Lilies, The Shattered Lantern, and AgainstAn Infinite Horizon. He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer, and his weekly column appears in more than 90 Catholic publications. More information on his work can be found at ronrolheiser.com.
Ronald Rolheiser currently resides in Saskatchewan.