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The author describes the epiphany she experienced at age twenty-seven and her efforts to regain the experience through church and prayer
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As a 27-year-old, the poet Doris Grumbach had a fleeting yet undeniable experience of God's presence. In order to recapture that experience, she began a frustrating few decades of churchgoing, and eventually she abandoned formal prayer--only to begin an equally frustrating search for God in private. The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany is a slim memoir of her ongoing search. Grumbach is most interesting when she reflects on the writers and thinkers--from Meister Eckhart to Kathleen Norris--who have shaped her understanding of the risks and rewards of solitary prayer. And although her unyielding integrity has trapped her in a loneliness that sometimes sounds terrifying, Grumbach's stringent refusal to be glib about God will serve as an inspiring corrective example for many. --Michael Joseph GrossAbout the Author:
Doris Grumbach has been a literary editor of The New Republic, a nonfiction columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a book reviewer for National Public Radio.
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Book Description Beacon Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX080707084X
Book Description Beacon Press, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M080707084X
Book Description Beacon Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 080707084X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0892976