By Joshua Elzner
The writer, gradually residing a deeper lifetime of solitude and prayer over a couple of years, has right here unfolded the end result of this prayer to be shared. notwithstanding he speaks from his personal adventure, from the secret of his personal solitude ahead of God, his phrases still search to specific a fact that each one people endure deep inside of ourselves: the secret of thirst. This e-book is a image of the adventure of somebody touched by means of the affection of God and eager for union with him, but trudging haltingly alongside the dusty paths of this global. It additionally expresses the longing, not just for God and for his everlasting gladness, but in addition to attract close to in compassion to the discomfort and affliction of the world.
But specifically it a joyous witness to the drink which God has given, and which he yearns to offer ever extra deeply, to every people. this is often the main attractive fact: not just will we thirst for God, yet he thirsts infinitely extra for us, ardently meaning to fulfill our thirsty hearts and to fill us together with his limitless joy.
These meditations are meant to talk extra to the guts than to the brain, to have interaction the mind's eye and the feelings, to evoke the key wants hidden within the soul. What you will discover this is extra a publication of prayers than a treatise of any kind--a publication meant to permit God to arrive out extra deeply to the touch the guts with the affection and intimacy that on my own can absolutely fulfill it.
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