At the root of our longing is a profound hunger for God. It's a hunger that can't be satisfied with feel-good recipes or pious platitudes. It is, in reality, the same hunger that has for centuries motivated the world's great spiritual teachers, a hunger only God can fill. Here is a book that takes this God hunger seriously by providing fifty challenging experiences for the soul built around the core spiritual insights of ten great Western mystics (Christian, Jewish, and Islamic). Crossing centuries and traditions, it takes the searcher on a journey of discovery of the very best that Western spirituality has to offer. It leads the reader on an accessible path from the Islamic poet Rumi in the thirteenth century to the monk and mystic Thomas Merton in the twentieth, from Gregory of Nyssa in the fourth century to the Kaballah in the twelfth, and on to C.S. Lewis and Evelyn Underhill, mystics of our time who often did their teaching on the BBC.