Sitting with Sufis: A Christian Experience of Learning Sufism

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Paraclete Press, 2005 - Religion - 124 pages
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In her first book, A Baptist Among the Jews, Mary Blye Howe offered a powerful, deeply personal account of her journey into Orthodox Judaism. Now, she continues her spiritual journey in an honest exploration of the Muslim Sufi tradition. In a book that elegantly informs our own traditions---whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or seeker---while offering an intimate look at Sufi mystics, Blye Howe invites us to experience the exhilarating freedom and joy that comes with discovering new aspects of God. Meet some of the West's Sufi masters as they tell stories, jostle and joke through Turkey on a bus. Explore with Mary the mysteries of the sema---the meditation movement that made Rumi famous---as she whirls at midnight under a starlit sky on a ranch in the Texas Hill country. But most importantly, accept the invitation to enter the world of the mystics---and to discover the connection that lies at the heart of all the world's great religions

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This was an interesting book, to be sure. I enjoyed the author's very unique take on a spiritual practice that definitely draws my attention. Read full review


chapter one Longing for God
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Mary Blye Howe (Duncanville, TX) is a cradle Southern Baptist who has found a warm, welcoming second home among several Jewish congregations in the Dallas, Texas area. She has published over 100 articles in more than 60 diverse periodicals, including Entrepreneur, the Dallas Morning News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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