Suddenly There is God: The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.59 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author

Veronica Mary Rolf is the author of Suddenly There is God: The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture (2019), An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich (2018), and Julian's Gospel (2013), which have won numerous awards, including two Catholic Press Association Book Awards and the Nautilus Gold Medal for Religion. She records teachings on Christian mysticism and Scripture at, writes on spirituality at, and leads online contemplative retreats at Eva Natanya is a scholar of both Christian systematic theology and Tibetan Buddhism, with long-term experience in interreligious dialogue worldwide. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia and is an academic lecturer, writer, translator, retreat leader, and teacher of meditation. She spends the majority of each year in solitary meditation retreat. Her website is:
Rowan Williams was enthroned as the ?rd Archbishop of Canterbury in 2003. He had previously been Archbishop of Wales. Before becoming a bishop he was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford. He is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books.


"Veronica Mary Rolf has written a series of beautifully clear and direct meditations on how the biblical story traces our own developmental history and invites us to understand ourselves more deeply by reading ourselves into the text and the text into ourselves."

-- from the Foreword by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

"Suddenly There is God is deeply scholarly, deeply accessible, deeply faithful, deeply scriptural, deeply poetic, deeply personal, deeply integrated, deeply readable, deeply converting, deeply catholic, and deeply connecting. For thirty years I have been selecting and forming people for ordination; if all they did was to read and digest this soigne book, their ministry and spirituality would be remarkable, and their sermons absolutely stunning!"

--David Wilbourne, Honorary Assistant Bishop of York

"Martin Buber said that the Bible is not a theology for us but an anthropology for God. With insightful interpretation of the texts, Veronica Mary Rolf shows us that it is an anthropology for us as well, revealing how God deals with humanity, from biblical characters to our own lives."

--Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Fischer Professor of New Testament, Emerita, Brite Divinity School

"Good literature introduces you to yourself. These insightful reflections do just that. Clear and compassionate. This book belongs on your coffee table where your friends and your children can chance upon it. Veronica Mary Rolf is a trustworthy mentor."

--Ronald Rolheiser, OMI President, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas, and author of The Holy Longing