When we say that God is mystery, we mean that the Supreme Being is unkwn and unkwable; incomprehensible. This is often described as a basic tenet of Christian faith, and, on one level, we all accept it. On ather, however, it seems to be the case that most of us experience ermous difficulty in truly embracing it. Well aware of this, the author of The Cloud of Unkwing pointed out that the Supreme Being cant be grasped by thought. God can be grasped only by love. Unless we take hold of this basic insight, all our religious enterprise, indeed our religion, is likely to be misguided. The first two chapters of this book deal largely - although t exclusively - with mistakes we commonly make in this regard. The rest of the book then turns to the subject of our need to encounter mystery, and discusses the wonders that are revealed to us when we do succeed in opening ourselves up to the incomprehensible God.