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A Brief Review of

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism:
The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality
Carl McColman.
Paperback: Hampton Roads, 2010.
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Reviewed by Mary Bowling.

Carl McColman seems to have made a good decision in writing a big book of Christian mysticism. There’s a lot to cover under that topic, and any book other than a big one might not have been able to thoroughly deal with the task of exploring Christian mysticism; its roots and origins, its history, tenets, paradoxes and practices.  The book is written for a broad audience and assumes that the reader may be starting from scratch when it comes to mysticism, or possibly even Christianity. As such, the writing is very basic, but the coverage of the topic is quite thorough and serves as a very good introduction to Christian mysticism and contemplative practices.

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