This revealing collection presents a selection of twenty poets, prophets, and preachers who share their understandings of what makes a good spiritual life. They draw on their professional experiences and, as important, grace us with their personal thoughts. The result is essentially a textbook for spirituality courses, exposing readers to the spiritual lives of a wonderfully diverse group of people with a wide range of Christian experiences. Every reader is sure to find a perspective with which he or she can identify.
Allan Hugh Cole Jr. is an ordained Presbyterian minister and Nancy Taylor Williamson Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys, and author of Good Mourning and The Life of Prayer.