Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer
  • Written by Evelyn Underhill
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780375725708
  • Our Price: $13.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer

Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer

Written by Evelyn UnderhillAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Evelyn Underhill

Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer
  • Email this page - Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer
  • Print this page - Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
Synopsis

Synopsis

"God gives without stint all that the creature needs, but it must do its part. He gives the wheat: we must reap and grind and bake it." –Evelyn Underhill

In these two classics, British poet and mystic Evelyn Underhill shows herself to be one of the most authoritative modern voices on mysticism. Written on the eve of World War I, Practical Mysticism reviews the works of the greatest Western mystics, including Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, and Thomas à Kempis. Underhill’s goal is to guide her readers on a journey toward mystical consciousness, to teach them to see the “eternal beauty beyond and beneath apparent ruthlessness.” Abba, first published in 1940, takes as its starting point the seven phrases of the Lord’s Prayer, using them as a means to propel the self toward union with God. In these important works, Underhill brings an often esoteric subject onto a practical footing, showing that the profound gifts of mysticism are not only for the few but are within reach of us all.
Evelyn Underhill

About Evelyn Underhill

Evelyn Underhill - Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer
Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), an English poet and mystic, was the 20th century's most authoritative voice on mysticism. She defined clearly and succinctly the importance of mysticism as an underlying foundation of any religious or spiritual practice.

  • Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People and Abba: Meditations Based on the Lord's Prayer by Evelyn Underhill; Preface by Carol Zaleski
  • August 19, 2003
  • Religion - Spirituality
  • Vintage
  • $13.95
  • 9780375725708

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: