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God of Surprises Paperback – December, 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Cowley Pubns (December 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561010855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561010851
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I am indeed surprised that I am the first person to review this book for America. I am a priest in Scotland and wish to recommend this book to everyone, of all faiths and none. Gerry Hughes dispenses with the 'God who punishes', the God who has been portrayed by mainstream religion for centuries, nay millennia, who wouldn't even make a half decent next door neighbour. This is Christianity with depth - and no place for superstition. If you have ever sat in a church listening to a preacher talking nonsense and wanted to challenge his sermon, read this book. Gerry seems to invite people to listen to the biggest pulpit anyone could find, - the pulpit which stands in each person's own heart and conscience. Break free from the shackles of religion by terror and meet the God of Surprises. The big surprise is : You're okay, don't listen to those who would load burdens of guilt on your shoulders, and......... it's okay to question the teachings of people who wear black frocks and white collars. I hope this book becomes a best seller across the pond.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Wykes@stolaf.edu on May 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a book I have returned to many times, it is a touch stone. There is no hint of pomposity, ego or personal gain from the author. It cuts though the usual surface rhetoric of given answers and assumptions often handed out by the church and in our thinking. It is not about the church it is about God. I would think it would be a value to anyone at any place in their life. This book may upset your way of seeing life. It will challenge your beliefs and assumptions and help to loosen the constricting and sometimes comfortable views we all have about Christ. I find it hard to believe that this unpretentious, insightfully clear and beautiful book is now out of print.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Pamela B. Garrud on April 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is primarily a lay-person's guide to Ignatian contemplative prayer. However, it can also be read simply as an uplifting book on spirituality and the nature of the relationship between human beings and God. Another reviewer said this book is a "touchstone" and I agree. This book is filled with the love of God and the exercises help point to Christ and to God's infinite grace.
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