Coming Home to Your True Self: Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions

Coming Home to Your True Self: Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions

by Albert Haase, O.F.M.
     
 

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Albert Haase presents the spiritual journey as a return home. And home is the sacrament of the present moment. It is only living right now, right here, that we discover life and this world awash in the grace of God. We simply need to become aware and grow in greater sensitivity to the divine Presence who dwells within and in whom we dwell.See more details below

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Albert Haase presents the spiritual journey as a return home. And home is the sacrament of the present moment. It is only living right now, right here, that we discover life and this world awash in the grace of God. We simply need to become aware and grow in greater sensitivity to the divine Presence who dwells within and in whom we dwell.

Editorial Reviews

Ruth Haley Barton
"Haase is a wise and winsome guide for the spiritual life and his book is a helpful companion for the journey of coming home to the true self."
Gerald L. Sittser
"It occurred to me while reading this lovely book that Albert Haase is a wise and seasoned Christian man. It comes through in page after page. This book is informed, insightful and practical, everything you want a book on spirituality to be. Haase knows the subject so well that he writes from the inside, making it simple and clear. Coming Home to Your True Self made me want to do what the title says—find my true self in God. But more than that, it helped me make progress to that end."
From the foreword by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
"I believe Coming Home to Your True Self will be a significant blessing for those who hunger for a genuine spiritual journey."
Emilie Griffin
"Albert Haase has captured the simple essence of the spiritual life in this readable treatment that flows easily from Jesus' parable of the prodigal son. Illustrating his points with lively personal stories, Fr. Haase illuminates such classical spiritual terms as detachment, discernment and penance, making them live for the modern reader. He draws deeply on the teaching of Jesus and shows us how to 'come home' to our true selves. A fine guidebook for those who long for a deeper relationship with the Lord."
Richard Rohr
"This is practical and profound spiritual guidance! If we do not clarify some of these foundational issues, there will be no real flourishing in our search for God. Albert Haase makes very substantial ideas readable, personal and even adventuresome. What a good Franciscan!"
Br. Patrick Hart
"Franciscan Albert Haase has done it again. Coming Home to Your True Self will receive a . . . warm reception from his readers, since it is steeped in the mystical tradition of the West from the Christian Scriptures to the desert dwellers of Egypt, and then through the Franciscans and the Dominicans, especially Meister Eckhart, which is becoming so popular with those seeking God in journeys of faith and love. It is highly recommended to all who seek the one thing necessary."
Douglas H. Gregg
"Haase's book provides a wonderful frame for the spiritual journey, a very helpful summary and collection of wisdom from the Christian tradition, as well as examples from Haase's own spiritual direction practice. Here is a book for the troubled, the lost, the weary, the regretful, the guilty, and the hopeful—all who are longing to come home and to be at home with God, themselves, and others."
John B. Shewmaker
"Highly recommended for anyone who longs for a deeper relationship with God and his/her neighbor."
Michele Howe
"Haase very skillfully and with great reader friendliness offers today's Christ followers a lovely, gently presented compilation of ancient spiritual traditions written in contemporary style. Extremely practical and inspirational, readers from all walks and stages in the spiritual walk will find this material refreshing and instructional."
M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
"I believe Coming Home to Your True Self will be a significant blessing for those who hunger for a genuine spiritual journey."
Brother - Patrick Hart
"Franciscan Albert Haase has done it again. Coming Home to Your True Self will receive a . . . warm reception from his readers, since it is steeped in the mystical tradition of the West from the Christian Scriptures to the desert dwellers of Egypt, and then through the Franciscans and the Dominicans, especially Meister Eckhart, which is becoming so popular with those seeking God in journeys of faith and love. It is highly recommended to all who seek the one thing necessary."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830835171
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
410,402
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Gerald L. Sittser
"It occurred to me while reading this lovely book that Albert Haase is a wise and seasoned Christian man. It comes through in page after page. This book is informed, insightful and practical, everything you want a book on spirituality to be. Haase knows the subject so well that he writes from the inside, making it simple and clear. Coming Home to Your True Self made me want to do what the title says--find my true self in God. But more than that, it helped me make progress to that end."
Gerald L. Sittser, author of A Grace Disguised and Water from a Deep Well
Emilie Griffin
"Albert Haase has captured the simple essence of the spiritual life in this readable treatment that flows easily from Jesus' parable of the prodigal son. Illustrating his points with lively personal stories, Fr. Haase illuminates such classical spiritual terms as detachment, discernment and penance, making them live for the modern reader. He draws deeply on the teaching of Jesus and shows us how to 'come home' to our true selves. A fine guidebook for those who long for a deeper relationship with the Lord."
Emilie Griffin, author of Doors into Prayer: An Invitation
Ruth Haley Barton
"Haase is a wise and winsome guide for the spiritual life and his book is a helpful companion for the journey of coming home to the true self."
Ruth Haley Barton, author of Sacred Rhythms
Br. Patrick Hart
"Franciscan Albert Haase has done it again. Coming Home to Your True Self will receive a . . . warm reception from his readers, since it is steeped in the mystical tradition of the West from the Christian Scriptures to the desert dwellers of Egypt, and then through the Franciscans and the Dominicans, especially Meister Eckhart, which is becoming so popular with those seeking God in journeys of faith and love. It is highly recommended to all who seek the one thing necessary."
Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O., Abbey of Gethsemani
Richard Rohr
"This is practical and profound spiritual guidance! If we do not clarify some of these foundational issues, there will be no real flourishing in our search for God. Albert Haase makes very substantial ideas readable, personal and even adventuresome. What a good Franciscan!"
Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Everything Belongs

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