Cloud of Unknowing
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About "Cloud of Unknowing"
Few things are as eternal in this world as man's quest to better know and understand his Creator. Because the human mind is far too small to fully grasp the Almighty, believers who try to approach Him often "freeze up" intellectually, entering into a "cloud of unknowing." But God is approachable. The Cloud of Unknowing dates back as far as the fourteenth century and has inspired generations of seekers in their efforts to connect with God. Created as a primer to instruct young monks to develop techniques for encountering God, its tone is not academic or austere but is rather a loving call for believers to grow closer to God through meditation and prayer. If you desire to experience God in your heart, and yourself in God's heart, The Cloud of Unknowing is a book to read and reread for a lifetime. Book jacket.
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It's interesting writing a review for "Cloud of Unknowing" because in the opening passages you discover the first rule of "Cloud Of Unknowing" is you don't talk about "Cloud of Unknowing"! That aside, it is an interesting and sobering look at contemplative practices, and full of some good discipline (in the sense of correction) as well as discipline in the sense of practice. The chapters are very short, and its a book you can dip in and out of, and it was a book that came at just the right time for me, answering some questions about prayer, etc. Recommended for those interested in prayer.