God, Where Are You?: Practical Answers to Spiritual Questions

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Paraclete Press (MA)
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5.3 X 0.5 X 7.9 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Enzo Bianchi founded the ecumenical monastic Bose Community in Italy in 1965 in the fervor of renewal of the Second Vatican Council. He is still the Community's prior. He is also the author of Echoes of the Word.


"Enzo Bianchi is an Italian friar who in 1965 founded the Bose Community, a monastery that welcomes follwers and visitors of various Christian traditions. Bianchi has written God, Where Are You? with the intention to 'seek only to echo stories of encounters between God and human beings, between God and those whom he chose, called and loved because they had sought God, prompted, dare one say, by God himself.'
Stories include those of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Elijah and Isaiah. Bianchi's writing is thought provoking and examines the stories from a fresh perspective. This is an enjoyable book but not one to read straight through. It takes time to read and contemplate each chapter. God, Where Are You? is appropriate for clergy, congregational and academic libraries." --Sharon T. Hilton, Congregational Libraries Today

"In the face of mass tragedy and terror in a post 9/11 world, we wonder where God is. But this is not a new question. Significant figures throughout history have struggled to see where God's hand was at work and what it means to trust him. These include the prophets and patriarchs...Ultimately these ancient encounters reveal that life with God has never been easy but that God has revealed himself to us in the midst of his people (129) and in the person of Jesus Christ and in those who live in him (133). In Jesus we find we are not just on our search for God, but God is searching for us. Bianchi's prose is simple and unadorned, but he speaks deep things. He is well read in Jewish and Christian spirituality and synthesizes their wisdom. I didn't agree with his interpretation at every turn. But I was challenged and think his reputation as a Christian writer is justified (Rowan Williams writes the forward and calls Bianchi one of the most significant Christian voices in Europe). Currently, I would give this book four stars, but I already want to read it again, so it may grow on me." --James Matichuk