"Christ the Eternal Tao" is a complex, challenging and mystical work, full of a wealth of aesthetic and spiritual insights." --Alice Davenport -- The Wichita Eagle
This is a remarkable book, and one that should be read not only by those interested in comparitive religion, not only by those who have turned to the East in their search for reality, not only by those who feel that Christianity is no longer pertinent, but also by those who wish to deepen their spiritual lives and come to know, love, and serve God. --Rama P. Coomaraswamy -- Parabola Magazine, November 1999
When we at the Abode received the proof copy of this amazing tome, I jumped upon it instantly.... I have been moved by the mystical spirit permeating this labor of love.... This volume is a bridge between cultures and faiths, but even more, it is a bridge between the individual and the Uncreated Light -- The Empty Vessel: A Journal of Contemporary Taoism, Winter 1999
From the Publisher
People of the modern West have to a great extent become jaded by Christian terminology and doctrinal constructions, yet many of them are drawn to the Person of Christ Himself. Christ the Eternal Tao
seeks to develop not only a new way of seeing Christ, but also a new language
by which to express His message, drawing from the enigmatic style and poetic language of Lao Tzu.
The uniqueness of this book lies in the fact that it is highly original and at the same time totally traditional. The content of ancient Christian experience, with all its latent power, remains the same, but it is presented in a far-seeing, all-encompassing way that soars above the bounds of Western culture. In keeping with the Chinese mind and the way of Lao Tzu, the book moves from laconic poetry to scientific precision in seeking to arrive at the "minimal": the very essence of Reality. It speaks of the mysteries of the nature of the Tao, then describes the drama of the Tao "taking flesh" in Christ, opening up the reality of the other world, and finally "emptying Himself." Practical teachings on the spiritual life are presented in detail, by which readers can enter into a direct experience of the incarnate Tao, and find their Personal Connection with the Source of the ten thousand things.