Title: The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Beacon Press August 1999
0807070939 / 9780807070932
Seller ID: 20070607111900
Named a "Reader's Choice" for 1998 by "The Boston Globe"
When she was twenty-seven, Doris Grumbach was visited by what she recognized as the presence of God. For a woman with no religious education or faith, the event was as unexpected as it was joyful. It was also never repeated. In "The Presence of Absence," Grumbach recollects her quest to recover the sense of God's presence through formal worship, private devotion, and the study of literary accounts of epiphany. Her account is a moving and inspiring journey through "spiritual radiance," faith, and love.