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The Mystic in You

Discovering a God-Filled World

Bruce G. Epperly • January 2018

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What is a mystic? Bruce Epperly defines mystics as people who see holiness in everyday life. We can be mystics without leaving our families, disengaging from daily responsibilities, becoming a priest, or joining a monastic order. Epperly shows how we can experience the living God in the midst of daily life and never again take everyday events for granted. Bruce Epperly introduces readers to 12 individuals or groups of mystics through the ages: St. Francis of Assisi, the desert mothers and fathers, Benedict of Nursia, the Celtic mystics, Hildegard of Bingen, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Brother Lawrence, the Baal Shem Tov, Howard Thurman, Etty Hillesum, Rumi, and Julian of Norwich. Each chapter describes each mystic’s life, spiritual experiences and worldview, and provides spiritual exercises to help us experience the mystic firsthand. Through his conversational, down-to-earth approach, Epperly inspires us to realize that we can encounter God wherever we are, whatever we are doing.


Bruce Epperly is senior pastor of South Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Centerville, Massachusetts, and a professor in theology and spirituality at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He is the author of over 45 books, including The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1760-8

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1761-5

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1762-2

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: 20180101

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 0.313 in (d)

Page Count: 144

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

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BISAC2: REL012070

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