Written by an anonymous English monk during the late fourteenth century, The Cloud of Unknowing is a sublime expression of what separates God from humanity and is widely regarded as a hallmark of Western literature and spirituality. A work of simplicity, courage, and lucidity, it is a contemplative classic on the deep mysteries of faith.
"Lift up your heart to God with a humble impulse of love and have himself as your aim, not any of his goods ... Set yourself to rest in this darkness, always crying out after him whom you love. For if you are to experience him or to see him at all, insofar as it is possible here, it must always be in this cloud and in this darkness." –– The Cloud of Unknowing
The HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series presents short, accessible introductions to the foundational works that shaped Western religious thought and culture. This series seeks to find new readers for these dynamic spiritual voices -- voices that have changed lives throughout the centuries and still can today.
This author knows God. Read if you will, and profit. Forget the sensory world and venture into the cloud of divine loving.Published 1 month ago by Dan Wallace
The book is written by an anonymous English monk of the 14th Century, and he starts out with a warning - Only those who are serious in being a "perfect follower of Christ"... Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. Reffett
An incredible read that at once opens the doorway to a deeper understanding of the purpose of holy mysticism, while demonstrating the power of humility in prayer and love of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marybeth Lichau
A bit too esoteric for what I sought, The Cloud of Unknowing is very deep. Though it would serve as a perfect introduction to the contemplative life, I was hoping for a shortcut. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charlene V. Sawyer
For those willing to invest the time in wading through this book, with it's olde English prose, you will be rewarded with a treasure of insight . Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charlie White