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The Presence of Absence book. When she was twenty-seven, Doris Grumbach was visited by what she recognized as the presence of God.

The Presence of Absence book. 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 Named a "Reader's Choice" for 1998 by The Boston Globe.

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Grumbach is an open-minded and skilled seeker, and she writes candidly of the people she has met along the way. She details how she lost her path after decades of going to her Protestant church and writes of her turn to personal spirituality. In her quest to find God, she encounters a multitude of philosophies and gives all of them their due. She reads the works of Thomas Merton and Simone Weil, seeks the advice of her seminary-attending daughter, and studies the Psalms

The Presence of Absence. When she was twenty-seven years old, writer Doris Grumbach had an epiphany

The Presence of Absence. When she was twenty-seven years old, writer Doris Grumbach had an epiphany. It was as if God were right there beside her, and she had a feeling of peace so intense that it seemed to expand into ineffable joy. After this fleeting moment, Grumbach became determined to recapture what she had felt. Grumbach is an open-minded and skilled seeker, and she writes candidly of the people she has met along the way.

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The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany. Grumbach's latest novel is grimly compelling in its portrayal of four lives filled with stifled desires, major depression, incest, self-sacrifice, and thwarted love

The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany. Grumbach's latest novel is grimly compelling in its portrayal of four lives filled with stifled desires, major depression, incest, self-sacrifice, and thwarted love. The four meet as children in the summer of 1929 in the Long Island beach town, Far Rockaway. Caleb and Kate Flowers, sheltered by their widowed mother, encounter two children of the "summer people," Lionel Schwartz and his playmate from New York City, the intelligent, domineering Roslyn Hellman.

The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany (1998). The Pleasure of Their Company (2001).

In 1985, Grumbach resigned her professorship at American University but remained in Washington, . for five more years. The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany (1998).

Doris Grumbach (b. July 12, 1918) is an American novelist, biographer, literary critic, and essayist. Since 1985, she has had a bookstore, Wayward Books.

Named a "Reader's Choice" for 1998 by The Boston GlobeWhen 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.
Utchanat
An excellent practical witness to the contribution of apophatic spirituality from the pespective of someone who is willing and able to speak respectfully about the struggle and wonder of the human experience.
MrRipper
Excellent service. Exactly as described.
Jogrnd
It is a little scary to review a book written by someone of Doris Grumbacher's stature. Saying something about the work of a noted novelist, NPR book reviewer and essayist is a little humbling. It is only because of her honesty in print that I can write this review.
It is interesting that the customer reviews of all her books listed on Amazon.com that two had a rating of five stars and the average was four stars. However, one book received only a star and a half and that was this book. The reason, I think, is that this is an honest writing about a subject very sensitive to most of her readers.
This is a very brave book about religion. You won't find many of these works. The honesty of her writing makes some people very uncomfortable, because they perceive themselves in her writing. What did a distinguished author write that made the reviewers only rate the book at a star and half?
It is in the bibliography that the mystery unfolds. Most of her quoted references relate to western religious writings. It is difficult to walk through the Cathedral or Monastery then walk out the back door and into the world of spirituality. The synonym for mysticism is experiential. The very experience that Doris Grumacher expected for so long after her epiphany at age 27, is experienced by many people in the garden of Nature everyday.
Spirituality is being connected to the universe that you live in. That could mean your relationship, your family, your community, your country, your concept of the universe, your feelings about God and yes, your religion. Religious doctrine is a confining space. Spirituality in its simplest form is liberating and at the same time a new territory for most of us. Many of us seek comfort like Doris Grumbach in the writings of western theology. The fundamental problem is should we pray for epiphany from up there or should we seek the epiphany from where we are. It is difficult to take your religion with you on the journey. However, the end result of your journey will be a spirituality that will increase the sacredness of your religion. Keep an open mind and take the journey. It will enhance your religion. Cross the threshold of expectation and simply enjoy the wonder of the life all around you, for isn't that the epiphany?
Enclosed is a poem I wrote from "In and Out of Time" to be published in early 2001. Hopefully it makes the point of this review.
"Reprieve"
The stars are in my sight. The universe is in my mind.
Through the labyrinth The images do wind.
Release me from the rules Let my mind and spirit fly.
To escape beyond my fate And soar to the edge of why.
Kagalkree
I wonder how many more books she can write about her life, and yet avoid reality
The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany ebook
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Doris Grumbach
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