God of Surprises

ISBN-10: 0802863426

ISBN-13: 9780802863423

Edition: 3rd 2008

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One of the Most Widely Read and Highly Acclaimed Religious Books for over Twenty Years, God of Surprises Takes Readers on a Spiritual Journey of Discovery and Change. Gerard Hughes Encourages us to Realize the Truth of Jesus' Words - "The Kingdom of Heaven is Like Treasure Hidden in a Field" - and Suggests ways to Find that Treasure Within Ourselves. This Newest Edition Also Contains Reflections by Hughes on his Influential Book and an Appreciative Foreword by Eugene Peterson. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Gerard W. Hughes was the bestselling author of God of Surprises (sales in excess of 250,000 copies worldwide), God in All Things and In Search of the Way. A Jesuit priest, latterly he was resident at Campion Hall, Oxford before moving finally to the Jesuit Community at Boscombe in Hampshire. For many years he was university chaplain at Glasgow, and a renowned spiritual director. His final book, Cry of Wonder, was published in late 2014 and Hughes continued to write a blog expanding on the book's themes up until the time of his death (November 4th 2014).

Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message, a bestselling translation of the Bible, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of over thirty books. He and his wife, Jan, live in Montana.

Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Where Your Treasure Is
Clearing the Approaches
Inner Chaos and False Images of God
Tools for Digging - Some Methods of Prayer
General Directions for Digging
Changing Direction
Beginning to Dig for the Treasure
Recognizing the Treasure when You Find It
A Most Surprising God
Knowing Christ
His Passion and Resurrection in Our Lives
The Decision in Every Decision - God or Mammon
The Valley Speaks - God and the Nuclear Threat
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