The Upper Room Staff is Reading

August 6, 2018 by Staff of The Upper Room

We are reading together. The staff of The Upper Room are encouraged to read and join a discussion on an Upper Room Book pick of the month. On September 6, Robin Pippin, the editorial director of The Upper Room Center for Christian Spiritual Formation will lead staff in a conversation about the Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World by Bruce Epperly.

The Mystic in You

Want to know more about the editor’s pick of the month from Upper Room Books?

Discover The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World by Bruce Epperly and read with us.

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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. 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.

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