H.A Williams, formerly Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, and now a monk of the Community of the Resurrection, is widely recognised as one of the most perceptive commentators on the meaning and reality of Christianity today. In The Joy of God, published here in an entirely new paperback edition, he analyses the routes and origins of true happiness.
'The Joy of God, he argues, 'is ours already, but, being too blind to recognise it, we have to discover it, not in religious theory, but in the warmth and sweetness and dryness of actual living.'
In this gentle and persuasive book, which is a contemporary classic, the author points to underlying presence of God's 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 and intrinsic and essential part of that quest. It is only in coming to a true understanding of how we function that we can realise the Joy that is God.
Series: Contemporary Christian insights
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 8th January 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1