Growing Into God
A Beginner's Guide to Christian MysticismBook - 2012 | 1st Quest ed
Mabry's great passion is to bring theology to everyday life by explaining complex ideas in everyday language that anyone can understand and find useful. In Growing into God, he "demystifies" mysticism, providing a friendly and accessible entry point to some of the teachings, practices, and experiences of the Christian mystical tradition. Mabry explores the classic mystical journey, which begins with the Awakening of a unitive consciousness that experiences everything as Divine and interconnected. The journey continues with Purgation, in which we empty ourselves of illusion; Illumination, in which we begin to see God in all things and all things in God; and, finally, Union, in which we marry our lives with God's life. Our hands become God's hands, our lips become God's lips, our touch becomes God's touch, in order to bring help, comfort, and healing to the world.
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Quest Books-Theosophical Pub. House, 2012
Edition: 1st Quest ed
Branch Call Number: 248.22 MABRY
Characteristics: xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm