Thoughts on the Deeper Christian Life from the Classic Writings of Madame Guyon, Francois Fenelon, and Michael Molinos
Gene Edwards features selections on experiencing the deeper Christian life from three highly respected classical writers of the 1600s: Francois de Fenelon a godly French Archbishop in the Catholic Church, Michael Molines, Spanish born, influential throughout Europe through his Spiritual Guide, and Jeanne Guyon, the most read woman in Christian history.
All three authors help the reader better understand elements important in a personal quest for embracing the cross, walking in Gods presence, and drawing into the inner chamber of fellowship with Him.
I especially liked Fenelons practical instructions in the devotional Cultivating Silence. Molines understands the reality of mans nature. This comes through in the thoughts expressed in his writing on Three Kinds of Silence. In the final section Stepping into His Presence Guyon talks about how Godliness flows from within and of living in the abundance the spirit.
The rich look and texture of the quality binding, add a touch of worship and reverence giving a sense of anticipation of the spiritual experience ahead for the reader. 100 Days in the Secret Place is an important addition to every Christians classic devotional library and as an ideal gift for every occasion. Highly motivational, practical instruction, and spiritual insight,
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. Reading 100 Days in the Secret Place is an exciting spiritual quest.
When I bought this book, I was expecting a "nice devotional" or basic Bible study. It is neither. It is much better! These classical authors take us to a much deeper place that most Bible studies and modern devotionals. What I have read so far (because it will take almost 100 days to finish) has pierced my soul and spirit and has pushed me to examine the motives and deep desires I have for meeting God... on His terms. I recommend this to those who want to take this type of deeper spiritual journey.