Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Befriending Our Desires (Paperback)
  • Befriending Our Desires (Paperback)
zoom

Befriending Our Desires (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 14/09/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Desire is at the heart of what it is to be human. The power of desire, while embodied and sensuous, is God-given and the key to all human spirituality. Humanity is blessed with a deep longing that is infinite in extent and can only ultimately be satisfied in God. Befriending Our Desires portrays the intimate connection between desire and the spiritual journey. Drawing on Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, Christian spiritual classics (with some reference to Buddhist spirituality), poetry, and other literature, plus personal and pastoral experience, Philip Sheldrake explores the role of desire in relation to God, prayer, sexuality, making choices, and responding to change.

Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814647172
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 210 x 137 x 8 mm
Edition: third edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Befriending Our Desires is a deeply considered and artfully written celebration of the human capacity for self-transcendence. Sheldrake plumbs the mystery of human desire in all its rich variety: its spiritual dynamism, the mature cultivation and direction of its intrinsic power, its relational implications, and its ultimate goodness. A beautiful and encouraging book."Wendy M. Wright, PhD, Professor of Theology, Creighton University
"Befriending Our Desires is a thoroughly learned and readable book that offers a dynamic vision of Christian spirituality. Philip Sheldrake retrieves `desire' as a key dimension of a fully embodied, vulnerable, and authentic spirituality. Always informed by Sheldrake's deep knowledge of the Christian tradition, the book presents carefully nuanced readings of Scriptures, mystics, poets, theologians, and theorists while remaining in touch with ordinary human struggles toward growth. Delighted to see this third edition in print!"Claire Wolfteich, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Spirituality Studies, Co-Director, Center for Practical Theology, Boston University School of Theology
"The ache of the heart is the lure of God. Few writers explicate so clearly that intricate, yet intimate, interconnection. Philip Sheldrake does. He is truly a doctor of the soul, and this book is proof. Highly recommended for anyone who is searching for a more coherent grasp of their spiritual life."Ronald Rolheiser, OMI
"An extraordinarily beautiful and honest account of the role of desire in the spiritual life. Not a sanitized version, but a fully embodied, deeply human depiction of longing that is bound up with our humanity but also mysteriously reaches out and into something not entirely nameable or knowable-as our longings so often do."Douglas E. Christie, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

You may also be interested in...

Opening Doors Within
Added to basket
God's Little Book of Hope
Added to basket
God's Little Book of Love
Added to basket
God's Little Book of Peace
Added to basket
How to be a Bad Christian
Added to basket
Surprised by Joy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Awareness
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
God's Little Book of Calm
Added to basket
The Shack
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
What On Earth Am I Here For? Study Guide
Added to basket
Jesus Calling (Large Print Leathersoft)
Added to basket
God's Little Book of Comfort
Added to basket
A Grief Observed
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Finding Sanctuary
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.