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My Bright Abyss
My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer | Christian Wiman
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Seven 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. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faithresponsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious traditionmight look like. Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, My Bright Abyss 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. How do we answer this "burn of being"? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our livesand for our deathsif we acknowledge the "insistent, persistent ghost" that some of us call God? One of Publishers Weekly's Best Religion Books of 2013
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s.r.sanchez
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Lamenting the constant busyness of life and the glorification of the fact. As he puts it in another part of the book, "...there is no space in individuals to think" (86).

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ThatNeilGuy
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Ouch.