MY BRIGHT ABYSS


BOOK GROUP 

SIX SUNDAYS 

11 JAN - 15 FEB   9-10AM

CHAD HOLLEY — MODERATOR 

Several years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. Composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, My Bright Abyss gives us eleven essays that are at once personal and philosophical, critical and inclusive. Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, the compilation is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful not only to believers but to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries.  Publishers Weekly's Best Religion Book of 2013

“This is a daring and urgent book . . . More than any other contemporary book I know… This is, above all, a book about experience, and about seeking a language that is adequate for both the fiery moments of inspiration and the ‘fireless life’ in which we spend most of our days.”  Kathleen Norris, The New York Times Book Review


“Every generation needs someone to write about faith as lucidly as Christian Wiman does in this ‘meditation of a modern believer.’”  The Wall Street Journal

“My Bright Abyss is a book that will give light and strength, even to those who find themselves unable to follow its difficult path.”   Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker

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January 18
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