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John Michael Talbot

John Michael Talbot is the top-selling Catholic singer-songwriter in the world, having won a Dove Award and received eight nominations, as well as authoring sixteen books and created numerous videos on the ministry. He is the founder and general minister of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, the only integrated self-supporting monastic community with canonical Church approval. Talbot is also the founder and president of the Catholic Association of Musicians, a ministerial and support organization for Catholic musicians. In addition to his Dove Award, he has won the President's Merit Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Mercy Corps International. His most recent title, The Way of the Mystics, was published by Jossey-Bass.

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The Way of the Mystics: Ancient Wisdom for Experiencing God Today

by John Michael Talbot with Steve Rabey

In The Way of the Mystics we are invited to take a journey to the heart of our faith by examining the stories of thirteen of Christian history’s most revered mystics. These spiritual pioneers devoted their lives to exploring a deeper communion with God and through their examples show us how we can apply spiritual wisdom to our own lives. The mystics featured in this book are from different centuries, countries, and Christian traditions but all have been divinely blessed to transcend the limitations of worldly concerns and fully enter the spiritual realm: a place that so often seems closed off to us. The Way of the Mystics offers insights into the lives of such familiar figures as St. Francis of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, and others. The authors explore these spiritual giants’ experiences, the movements they founded or influenced, and the controversies they generated, offering nuggets of truth distilled from their often enigmatic writings. In addition, the book offers practical suggestions for applying the mystics' wisdom to our lives, enabling us to better pursue a deeper relationship with God.

Published in Spirituality