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The Strangest Way

April 09, 2002
Length: 175
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publish Date: April 2002



Is Christianity a bland, domesticated religion, unthreatening and easy to grasp? Or is it the most exotic, unexpected, and uncanny of the religious paths? For the mystics and saints—and for Bishop Robert Barron who discovered Christianity through them—it is surely the strangest way. "At its very center," writes Bishop Barron, "is a God who comes after us with a reckless abandon, breaking open his own heart in love in order to include us in the rhythm of his own life."

In this book, Bishop Barron lays out three basic paths of the spiritual life:  Finding the Center; Knowing You Are A Sinner; and Realizing Your Life is Not About You.  He also provides practical approaches to enhance your journey along these three paths.

“Barron’s faith breathes, bleeds passion, stirs fire, puts its neck on the line, stands for something.  At its center is the luminous flesh of the Crucified One calling us to practice what we claim to be, to walk in the Way that is at once wacky and wondrous, gritty yet grace-laden through and through.”
--Michael Downey, author of Altogether Gift: A Trinitarian Spirituality

“I could hardly put it down.  Fr. Barron’s challenging book is the radical Gospel message expressed in his own unique way.  Splendid in every way!”
--Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O., editor of The Intimate Merton

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