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The Mystic in You

The Mystic in You

Discovering a God-Filled World  

by Bruce G. Epperly
Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Practice

What is a mystic? Bruce Epperly defines mystics as people who see holiness in everyday life. We can be mystics without leaving our families, disengaging from daily responsibilities, becoming a priest, or joining a monastic order. Epperly shows how we can experience the living God in the midst of daily life and never again take everyday events for granted.

Bruce Epperly introduces readers to 12 individuals or groups of mystics through the ages: St. Francis of Assisi, the desert mothers and fathers, Benedict of Nursia, the Celtic mystics, Hildegard of Bingen, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Brother Lawrence, the Baal Shem Tov, Howard Thurman, Etty Hillesum, Rumi, and Julian of Norwich.

Each chapter describes each mystic's life, spiritual experiences and worldview, and provides spiritual exercises to help us experience the mystic firsthand. Through his conversational, down-to-earth approach, Epperly inspires us to realize that we can encounter God wherever we are, whatever we are doing.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-1760-8
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 01/01/2018
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 9.0000 x 6.0000 x 0.3130

Bruce Epperly is the Director of Continuing Education and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is also copastor of the Disciples United Community Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ. He has written over 16 books for a variety of publishers including Chalice, Westminster/John Knox, Pilgrim, Alban Institute and Northstone.

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