Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught (and Why That's Okay)
Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught (and Why That's Okay)  -     By: Carl McColman
Buy Item $12.49 Retail: $16.99 Save 26% ($4.50)
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW875754
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2019 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
eBook $9.99 View Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught (and Why That's Okay)

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2019 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW875754


  • Other Formats (2)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $9.99
    Retail: $16.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $9.99
  2. In Stock
    $12.49
    Retail: $16.99
    Add To Cart
    $12.49

Product Description

Can wisdom collected along the pilgrim path even be captured in words, codified into a book? Probably not. And why do the wisest books refuse to offer glib formulas or step-by-step instructions for happiness or enlightenment? Why are the great spiritual classics mostly just an invitation to keep our eyes, ears-and especially hearts-open? Because we're often stumbling on miracles while we're looking for something else.

Using engaging and disarming stories from his own life, Carl McColman, a leading author of books in spirituality, gently leads readers toward a recognition that although the wisdom of the past is worth reading, hearing or reading others' experience of God is ultimately no substitute for opening our own eyes, ears, and hearts to God.

Product Information

Title: Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught (and Why That's Okay)
By: Carl McColman
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
Weight: 7 ounces
ISBN: 0802875750
ISBN-13: 9780802875754
Stock No: WW875754

Related Products

  1. Answering the Contemplative Call: First Steps on the Mystical Path
    Add To Wishlist
    Answering the Contemplative Call: First Steps on the Mystical Path
    Carl McColman
    Hampton Roads / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $15.26 Retail: $16.95 Save 10% ($1.69)
  2. Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality
    Add To Wishlist
    Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality
    Carl McColman
    Ave Maria Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $15.26 Retail: $16.95 Save 10% ($1.69)
  3. The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
    Add To Wishlist
    The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
    Ian Morgan Cron, Suzanne Stabile
    InterVarsity Press / 2016 / Hardcover
    $14.49 Retail: $24.00 Save 40% ($9.51)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews Video
  4. On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts
    Add To Wishlist
    On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts
    James K.A. Smith
    Brazos Press / 2019 / Hardcover
    $15.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 36% ($9.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

Publisher's Description

Why Christian spirituality must be "caught" rather than "taught."

We speak of spirituality as a "journey," which implies not only a destination toward which we travel, but countless adventures encountered along the way. The journey is the destination—both at once. We may all be trying to get to the heart of God, but there are infinite ways to get there. 

Can wisdom collected along the pilgrim path even be captured in words, codified into a book? Probably not. And why do the wisest books refuse to offer glib formulas or step-by-step instructions for happiness or enlightenment? Why are the great spiritual classics mostly just an invitation to keep our eyes, ears—and especially hearts—open?

Because we’re often stumbling on miracles while we’re looking for something else.

Using engaging and disarming stories from his own life, Carl McColman, a leading author of books in spirituality, gently leads readers toward a recognition that although the wisdom of the past is worth reading, hearing or reading others’ experience of God is ultimately no substitute for opening our own eyes, ears, and hearts to God.

Author Bio



Carl McColman is the author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints and Sages, and Answering the Contemplative Call. He lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where he is the member of the Lay Cistercians of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, a contemplative community under the spiritual guidance of Trappist monks.

Editorial Reviews

Richard Rohr, OFM
— author of The Universal Christ
"Unteachable Lessons looks at many different journeys: the journeys into grief, into silence, into trust, and perhaps most of all, the journey into God. No one can take these adventures for us—but Carl McColman is a wise and caring companion on the path. Highly recommended."

James Martin, SJ
— author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"Riveting, inspiring and beautifully written, a moving account of finding God amidst both the laughter and tears in life."

Barbara Brown Taylor
— author of Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
"Carl McColman’s first gift is his commitment to write about things that matter. His second gift is his ability to write about them with clarity and warmth, enticing his readers to go places with him that we might otherwise not have gone. In this book he leads us to the brink of lessons no book can teach, then frees us to go forward to learn them, trusting the God who meets us at every step on the unknown way."

Marilyn McEntyre
— author of When Poets Pray
"These lively stories of loss, awakening, and moments of divine encounter and surprise offer invitations at every turn to recognize how the Spirit lives and moves in our own lives as well as in the author’s. Deft and funny, rich with spiritual insight and unpretentiously articulate, this book is one to be enjoyed, dog-eared, carried to retreats, and shared."

Martin Laird, OSA
— author of An Ocean of Light
"We have come to expect inspiring and sure-footed guidance from the pen of Carl McColman. In this beautifully written memoir, McColman continues his sound guidance through wide learning, deep experience, and the humor of the truly wise."

Margaret Benefiel
— author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader
"This powerful little book inspires and instructs masterfully. A must-read for those interested in truths beneath the words."

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×
Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.