Review of the French edition:
'Brother Emmanuel has no fear: this is the least we can say. Where some have already politely applauded the verses of the brother of Taize, others will be tempted to greet the chasm he has opened. The author addresses all our representations, our images of God, rooted deep in our collective unconscious, this often because of history, since childhood. Here, he brilliantly offers us a God who does no evil, while our frightening readings of the Old Testament would have made us believe otherwise. Here, he clearly raises the question: Is God transcendent, or even condescending? Between divine fatherhood and human motherhood, brother Emmanuel is not afraid to topple our ideals, our images of God, our habits and beliefs. All this to bring us closer to a God who is closer than we think, to invite us to discover this Spirit who might well be feminine. A literary shock to all serious readers of Scripture, an open window to multiple fields of investigation.'
Eglise Catholique de Bruxelles
About the Author
Brother Emmanuel joined the ecumenical community at Taizé in 1989. The community has become a focus of Christian spirituality where tens of thousands of young adults are welcomed every year from all over the world.