What is a mystic?
Bruce Epperly defines mystics as people who see holiness in everyday life. You can be a mystic without denying the joys of your physical body, fleeing society, abandoning your family, or disengaging from politics.
Practical and accessible, The Mystic in You helps you become aware of the many ways you can experience God's presence in your daily life. Yes, you can be a mystic. The many faces of mysticism described in this book invite you to become the mystic that suits your personality, faith tradition, and life experience. Epperly introduces 12 individuals or groups of mystics through the ages, including some from Jewish and Muslim traditions:
|Saint Francis of Assisi||Brother Lawrence|
|The desert mothers and fathers||The Baal Shem Tov|
|Benedict of Nursia||Howard Thurman|
|The Celtic mystics||Etty Hillesum|
|Hildegard of Bingen||Rumi|
|Mechthild of Magdeburg||Julian of Norwich|
Each mystic had particular spiritual experiences that shaped his or her view of God and the world. In each chapter, Epperly guides you through four spiritual practices that can help deepen your relationship with God and open you to God's movement in your life.