"In a quiet, unsuspecting moment, the barriers that separated Heaven from earth were torn down, and my eyes and ears were opened to the things of the spirit. Over the months and years, starting with that night, I have come to realize that the possibilities that exist for you and me are beyond our wildest imaginings. By placing our feet firmly on the ground and allowing our consciousness to be raised to Heaven, we can allow the wonders of the sacred to fill every moment of each day."
Since the night just a few years ago when supernatural realities came crashing into his life and God manifested Himself for the first time, Matthew Kelly has been preaching a message of hope and joy that has found enthusiastic acceptance among a rapidly growing international audience. Young, charismatic, and extraordinarily engaging, Kelly has embarked on a mission to bring God's word to all who need so desperately to hear it. In A Call to Joy, he shares both his remarkable personal story and his uniquely inspiring take on faith, love, and the adventure of living a spiritual life.
Seizing his audience from the very start with a captivating telling of his first encounter with the Divine, Kelly sets the pace for an inspiring read that, much like his uplifting lectures, encompasses passion, wonder, wisdom, and happiness. Weaving vivid personal anecdotes with engaging, personal philosophy, A Call to Joy challenges each of us open to our hearts and minds to the wisdom that God is ready to bestow. By his words and by his example, Kelly dares us to find ourselves, to resist the pressures of the modern world, and to live Christian life to the fullest.
Mixing deep religious conviction and keen, poetic insight, each chapter examines a particular element of spiritual life, from listening for the voice of God to truly understanding and pursuing truth and freedom. Throughout, simple invocations reflect on a life lived in faith while personal encounters that have touched Kelly's life illustrate his thoughts with moving examples of grace.
Genuine, powerful, and deeply wise, Matthew Kelly's message has broken new ground in the search for faith and meaning in the modern world. A Call to Joy extends an irresistible invitation to join him on an adventurous journey of the soul.
|By:||the calligrapher (concordia kansas, April 27, 2011)|
|Review:||I thought enough of the book to buy copies for our children to read / pass on. He has a special calling but pass on to him he must stay humble and not let the success take away the gift....As an old man (we)wife....saw this happen to Richard Rohr, a comet in the 70's. george meyer Pros: I thought enough to the b|
|By:||MikeR (West Bend, WI, January 31, 2012)|
|Review:||Great gift for graduates. This book will show them how to make the most of living - living in Joy!|