If you want God, and long for union with him, yet sometimes wonder what that means, or whether it can mean anything at all, you are already walking with the God who comes...lf you have ever had an obscure intuition that the truth of things is somehow better, greater, more wonderful than you deserve or desire,...that there is a mercy beyond anything you could ever suspect, you are already drawn into the central mystery of salvation. Your hope is not a mocking dream; God creates in human hearts a huge desire and a sense of need, because he wants to fill them with the gift of himself.' So begins this much acclaimed, modern spiritual classic in which Maria Boulding explores the self-giving nature of God and the many ways that he comes to us: in the events of our lives, in others and in prayer. Its central message is that God comes to the empty and the needy. Whether our need is material or spiritual, here is a book of immense hope, comfort and promise. Maria Boulding is a Benedictine nun of Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire and in recent years has been living as a hermit.