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God of Surprises

by (author) Gerard W. Hughes

foreword by Eugene H. Peterson

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Initial publish date
Jul 2008
Spirituality, General
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    Publish Date
    Jul 2008
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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.

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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."
Gerald Priestland
"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."

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