One of the most widely read and highly acclaimed religious books for over twenty years, God of Surprises takes readers on a spiritual journey of discovery and change. Gerard Hughes encourages us to realize the truth of Jesus' words — “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field” — and suggests ways to find that treasure within ourselves. This newest edition also contains reflections by Hughes on his influential book and an appreciative foreword by Eugene Peterson.
About the authors
Gerard W. Hughes (1924-2014) was a Jesuit priest and the author of God, Where Are You?, God in All Things, and Cry of Wonder.
Eugene H. Peterson (1932–2018) was a longtime pastor and professor of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. His many acclaimed books include Tell It Slant, The Jesus Way, Eat This Book, and the contemporary translation of the Bible titled The Message.
The Church Times
"Characterized throughout by practical wisdom and humanity, deep thoughts and light touches, and a very sympathetic style of teaching. . . .This is a book to own and use and work into one's life."
"One of the great books of spiritual guidance. It is a lovely, wise, and lucid book of deep humanity. Above all, it is a useful book — a book to be used by those who find it hard to forgive themselves: the stumblers and agnostics who hardly dare believe that God is within them."
Other titles by Eugene H. Peterson
Eat This Book
A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading
The Jesus Way
A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way
The Spirituality of Wine
A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ
Taking Your Soul to Work
Overcoming the Nine Deadly Sins of the Workplace
Practice Resurrection Study Guide
Tell It Slant Study Guide
The Jesus Way Study Guide
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places
A Conversation in Spiritual Theology