Growing into God: A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism by John R. Mabry received its first review in the ‘Spiritual Living Reviews’ column of the July 15 issue of Library Journal!

The review appears as follows:

Mabry, John R. Growing Into God: A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism. Quest. Sept. 2012. c.268p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780835609012. pap. $17.95. REL
Mabry (Grace North Church, Berkeley) addresses the broad questions that surround mysticism in the Christian tradition, too often thought of as something esoteric or secret. Mabry usefully reminds us that authentic mysticism is a core part of Christian practice that returns us to community rather than pulling us away. His book includes common questions about mysticism, quotations from renowned mystics, and thumbnail biographies of mystics cited. VERDICT An easy introduction to mysticism for the curious; recommended for individual seekers.



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