RELIGION | SPIRITUALITY
“Robert Thiefels provides a map to guide our steps. Standing in the Midst of Grace is a refreshing and challenging study — one that I warmly recommend.”
WILFRID J. HARRINGTON, O.P. - HOLD ON TO HOPE: THE FOOLISHNESS OF GOD
“Robert Thiefels combines the heart of a poet with the mind of a psychologist and theologian. He brings together some of best thinking of contemporary minds with some of the deepest insights from our ancient traditions. He oﬀers a spirituality that is not a path of escape, but a journey of personal and social transformation.”
BRIAN D. MCLAREN - THE GREAT SPIRITUAL MIGRATION
“We are loved unconditionally! Many religious believers know that, and many struggle to internalize its revolutionary consequences. This is where Robert Thiefels’ book, Standing in the Midst of Grace, becomes a timely and valuable resource. It spells out the shift in consciousness that needs to be undertaken, embracing creation at large, as well as every person we encounter. Jesus lived out of this consciousness with a refreshing sense of vigor . While written primarily for a Christian readership, the book oﬀers wisdom and hope to all spiritual seekers of our time.”
DIARMUID O’MURCHU - QUANTUM THEOLOGY: SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW PHYSICS
The Christian life, viewed through the lens of consciousness has diﬀerent levels, each with its own corresponding worldview and image of God. In Standing in the Midst of Grace, Robert Thiefels draws from current theology, Catholic social teaching, ongoing scientiﬁc revelation, Scripture, and the Christian mystical tradition. He extends an invitation to both lay people and pastors to view the Christian life from the perspective of the consciousness of Jesus. Written from the margins of the institutional church, this work challenges readers to embark on their own journey to spiritual maturity.
Robert Thiefels holds an MSW from the University Of Michigan School Of Social Work and an MA, CAS in Theology from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. He was an Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies and the Graduate Theology program at St. Michael’s College. He is also a carpenter and cabinet maker.