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One of the Most Widely Read and Highly Acclaimed Religious Books for over Twenty Years, God of Surprises Takes Readers on a Spiritual Journey of Discovery and Change. Gerard Hughes Encourages us to Realize the Truth of Jesus' Words - "The Kingdom of Heaven is Like Treasure Hidden in a Field" - and Suggests ways to Find that Treasure Within Ourselves. This Newest Edition Also Contains Reflections by Hughes on ...
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Overview

One of the Most Widely Read and Highly Acclaimed Religious Books for over Twenty Years, God of Surprises Takes Readers on a Spiritual Journey of Discovery and Change. Gerard Hughes Encourages us to Realize the Truth of Jesus' Words - "The Kingdom of Heaven is Like Treasure Hidden in a Field" - and Suggests ways to Find that Treasure Within Ourselves. This Newest Edition Also Contains Reflections by Hughes on his Influential Book and an Appreciative Foreword by Eugene Peterson.

About the Author:
Gerard W. Hughes is the author of God, Where Are You? and God in All Things. Based in Birmingham, England, he continues his involvement in justice, peace, and retreat work

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802863423
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Edition description: 25th anniversary edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 163
  • Sales rank: 245,688
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerard W. Hughes (1924—2014) was a Jesuit priest and the author of God, Where Are You?, God in All Things, and Cry of Wonder.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Eugene Peterson Peterson, Eugene

1 Where Your Treasure Is 1

2 Clearing the Approaches 10

3 Inner Chaos and False Images of God 26

4 Tools for Digging - Some Methods of Prayer 41

5 General Directions for Digging 56

6 Changing Direction 65

7 Beginning to Dig for the Treasure 78

8 Recognizing the Treasure when You Find It 92

9 A Most Surprising God 105

10 Knowing Christ 113

11 His Passion and Resurrection in Our Lives 128

12 The Decision in Every Decision - God or Mammon 138

13 The Valley Speaks - God and the Nuclear Threat 151

Epilogue 161

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