The new century has been accompanied by wrenching economic change, worldwide terrorism, endless war, and unrequited personal stress. For all of us caught up in these times, it's hard to find meaning amid the relentless pace of our lives or respite for our weary souls.
In this collection of poems, essays, and prayers, author David Wirick argues gently but persuasively to illustrate his point: to find meaning and hope, we have to find our way back to the sacred parts of ourselves and to our connection to eternity. Synthesizing traditions as different as Buddhism, Taoism, and monastic Christianity, Wirick presents to us a God that is wrapped in mystery but who, nonetheless, can be a source of comfort and joy. The God he gives us is not the God of dogma and intolerance, but a God of acceptance and love whose works can be seen every day.
Both accessible and inspiring, Where There Is Darkness, Light
delivers a message of hope, tolerance, and healing. Wirick shows us a path to a God who speaks to those who suffer, who are overwhelmed by pain, or who simply struggle to find their way in this world. Though we may never fully understand God, he explains how we can find our home in God's grace.