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For millennia humans knew the stars as well as we know our own backyards. Yet today many if not most of us have lost vital connections with our natural world, and so have in many ways lost our sense of wonder. In the thoughtful, genre-bending nonfiction tradition of Wendell Berry and Walker Percy, Dale Allison explores the loss of wonder in Western society. Mining insightsFor millennia humans knew the stars as well as we know our own backyards. Yet today many if not most of us have lost vital connections with our natural world, and so have in many ways lost our sense of wonder. In the thoughtful, genre-bending nonfiction tradition of Wendell Berry and Walker Percy, Dale Allison explores the loss of wonder in Western society. Mining insights from sources as diverse as ancient creation myths and contemporary children's books, he highlights our ongoing disconnect from the cosmos, tracing its undeniable spiritual and philosophical impact. The Luminous Dusk is an elegant, lyrical call to seek the stillness of God in our clamorous world....

Title : The Luminous Dusk: Finding God in the Deep, Still Places
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ISBN : 9780802832184
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 188 Pages
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The Luminous Dusk: Finding God in the Deep, Still Places Reviews

  • April
    2019-05-06 19:57

    I am loving this book. Of course, part of that is that reading it is kind of like listening to Dr. Allison. However, I'm also enjoying just because it's good. People who wonder about religion today and why we just don't seem to be as interested should definitely read it. Honestly, everyone should read it but telling you why without making the book sound boring (which it isn't) is hard.Ok, I'm done and I still love it. I'll have to read it again some time. He divides the book into three sections: Stillness, Word, and Prayer. In each section he discusses the state of the topic in the world today and how it was historically and how that all affects religion and our own spiritual life. For instance, people used to be outside more... this led to more awe-filled moments which led to us being more likely to believe in God. Now what? Anyway, it's good.

  • Conrad
    2019-04-25 19:52

    I came across this book by chance and it looked intriguing. I found it to be a series of thought-provoking essays by a learned man. This is not the usual fluff or lightweight writing that one so often encounters nowadays in the Christian book realm, but one that examines our relationship to God and references a wide variety of historical sources from many streams of thought. I found it to be a richly rewarding read.