About this Book:
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve enjoyed a familiar and intimate relationship with God, characterized by communication that was simple, direct, open, and loving. But trouble entered paradise when the tempter’s words sowed suspicion and doubt in our first parents’ minds. Succumbing to fear, Adam and Eve cut off communication with God and turned away from his invitation to loving communication.
The tempter of Eden still speaks today, persuading us to doubt ourselves, to “find ourselves,” to place unnecessary value in our possessions and appearance, to brood over past and present hurts, to seek revenge. These traps and others like them impede communication and obstruct the relationships that God desires us to have, built on freedom and love.
Yet there is a way “out.” God’s salvation in Jesus guides us through Eden’s brokenness and fear, rebuilding our trust and offering hope for healed relationships. In seven inviting chapters, Jesuit Paul Soukup helps us reflect on how God restores our blocked communication and meaning.
In seven inviting chapters, Jesuit Paul Soukup helps us reflect on how God restores our blocked communication, and how we can lead lives of deeper connection and meaning. Features Scripture passages in which Jesus shows us how to communicate effectively, as well as questions and points for further study. Also includes prayers for deepening communication with God and requesting his help.
What Are People Saying about this Title?
“In his beautiful new book, Paul Soukup helps us to move past fear, anger, and doubt, and into open and honest communication with God and one another. This small gem of a book uses favorite passages from Scripture to show how open hearts and open ears bring us closer to the divine, which is always in our midst.”
—James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints