The Holy Longing by Ronald Rolheiser
The Search for A Christian Spirituality

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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.
 

About Ronald Rolheiser

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RONALD ROLHEISER, O.M.I., is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology. He is the author of The Holy Longing, which has sold more than 100,000 copies, Forgotten Among the Lilies, The Shattered Lantern. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers in five countries. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
 
Published July 20, 1999 by Image. 272 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Self Help, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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[it] is about what we do with that incurable desire, the madness that comes from the gods, within us."" Rolheiser (Restless Heart) contends that the late 20th century is marked by a kind of spiritual restlessness, even though the spiritual landscape is littered with a variety of ""spiritualities....

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In a time when church membership is in radical decline, Catholic theologian Ronald Rolheiser has performed an immense service for all Christendom by cogently and convinc...

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