"As poet, prophet, and priest, Thurman builds upon a powerful legacy of ancestral hope: belief in a liberating God who can always be found 'in and among the struggling.'"
--Yolanda Pierce A universal beacon of hope and endurance for people of all faiths seeking to meet the challenges, uncertainties, and joys of life
Howard Thurman's Meditations of the Heart
is a beautiful collection of over 150 prayers, poems, and meditations on prayer, community, and the joys and rituals of life by one of our greatest spiritual leaders. Thurman, a spiritualist and mystic, was renowned for the quiet beauty of his reflections on humanity and our relationship with God.
In a new foreword, Yolanda Pierce, dean of Howard University's School of Divinity, calls attention to the justice-centered theological framework of Thurman's words. Pierce notes how Thurman brings to light an image of God who can always be found "in and among the struggling," both in times of weariness and in strength.
First written for and shared with his congregation of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, California, these meditations sustain, elevate, and inspire. They are a universal beacon of hope and endurance for people of all faiths seeking to meet the challenges, uncertainties, and joys of everyday life with a renewed and liberating faith.