The Joy of God by H. A. [Harry Abbott] Williams lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Mitchell Beazley, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: H. A. Williams, formerly Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, and now a monk of the Community of the Resurrection, is widely recognized as one of the most perceptive commentators on the meaning and reality of Christianity today. In The Joy of God He analyses the routes and origins of true happiness.
The Joy of God, he argues, is ours already, but, being too blind to recognize it, we have to discover it, not in religious theory, but in the warmth and sweetness and dryness and terror of actual living.
In this gentle and persuasive book, which seems likely to become a contemporary classic, the author points to the underlying presence of Gods Joy in our work and leisure, in politics and the arts, in family life and friendship and, most significantly, in our view and understanding of ourselves. He demonstrates how the feelings of guilt, jealousy, fear and despair that would seem to distance us from ever attaining true Joy are, in fact, an intrinsic and essential part of that quest. It is only in coming to a true understanding of how we function that we can realize the Joy that is God.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 135 pages. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Religion category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!