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God Seekers: Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities

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Foreword by Phyllis Tickle

A fresh, readable introduction to Christian spirituality,God Seekersbrings to life thirty-three spiritual masters from throughout Christian history. Through capsule biographies, selected quotations, and questions for reflection, Richard Schmidt presents and explores diverse ways of relating to God. Each chapter personalizes a major stream or move
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Paperback, 392 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Eerdmans
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Phil
Aug 08, 2016 Phil rated it really liked it
I ran into this book on Google Reads and, since I have a soft spot for short biographies of Christians, picked it up. It turned out to be a good purchase because Schmidt combines clarity with accuracy to produce a readable and interesting book.

The biographies span the history of Christianity and sets out to give a general sense of the diverse styles of Christianity. It was a pleasant mix of Christians I knew and those who were more names to me. Schmudt follows up each biography with quotes and
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Jeff
Dec 21, 2012 Jeff rated it it was amazing
What a great book to review how God has been working in the last 20 centuries, not through theologies on their own but through people who propogated theologies through their experience of God, found in Christ. Many things we hold dear, they would never, and things they held dear, maybe we don't hold onto so much either. Not that that's bad, it's just how things are.



I loved that the author went through 20 centuries and brought people to the forefront, by writing essays about their lives and how
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