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A quote from Open the Door:

When we open the door and go inside, God is there in the temple of our soul, in the ashram of our heart, in the cathedral of our being. Which is not to dismiss the reality of this same loving presence being fully alive in our external world.  The Holy One is with us in all of life. Our purpose for opening the door inward is to help us know and claim who we are so we can more completely join with God in expressing this love in every part of our external world.

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Spirituality
ISBN: 9781933495149
288 pages pb
6” x 9”
$17.95
SEPTEMBER, 2008
Sorin Books

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OPEN THE DOOR
A JOURNEY TO THE TRUE SELF

Joyce’s new book, Open the Door:  A Journey to the True Self  is due out in September. Here is how Ave Maria Press describes this long awaited resource:   
  Joyce Rupp brings new life to the ageless spiritual image of the door, weaving insights from East and West with the wisdom of contemporary spiritual writers, poets, and novelists in a practical format that is just right for contemporary readers. Structured as a daily prayer guide for everyday use over six weeks, each day offers a thematic reflection, a guided meditation, an original prayer, a thoughtful question, and a related scripture quote. A built-in guide for use by small groups makes this the perfect resource for groups of all kinds as well as for individuals.

What people are saying :

 

Open the Door is vintage Joyce Rupp.  Her spiritual depth and command of rich resources enable her to engage and invite to the deep heart's core. The daily practices she outlines are like latchkeys to the soul; there we may find our true self in the presence of God.  This is the most life-giving door you will ever open. Though the key is on the inside,  the locksmith Rupp will help.
Thomas Groome
Professor of Theology and Religious Education, Boston College

Joyce Rupp's value as a guide for the spiritual journey is without question. In Open the Door her consistently strong and effective insights and exercises lead the reader step by step into the "holy site" within. 
Paula D'Arcy
Author of Sacred Threshold

Joyce Rupp is one of the best Christian spiritual guides writing today. In her new book she gently, wisely, and compassionately opens the door to a deeper life of prayer and a closer life with God.
James Martin, S.J.,
Author of My Life with the Saints

Joyce Rupp reminds us that images in our daily lives have much to say about our spiritual and emotional longings, if we make the time to listen.
Rita Larivee, S.S.A.
Publisher, National Catholic Reporter and Celebration Publications

Joyce Rupp has the remarkable ability to help people find God in their everyday experience. Her writing offers clear and practical guidance for all who are on the journey of faith.
Robert R. Bimonte, F.S.C.
Executive Director, NCEA Elementary Department

The short reflections, meditations, and prayers provided in Open the Door are sure to take us to new depths of wisdom and insight. An insightful and creative approach to deepening and enriching the spiritual journey for personal or group reflection.
Edith Prendergast, R.S.C.
Director of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

What a rich resource for opening the doors of our spiritual life! Joyce Rupp writes, as always, with practical, poetic wisdom that nourishes as it encourages and challenges us to grow in our relationship with our Beloved.
Dr. Nancy Reeves
Author of I'd Say Yes God, If I Knew What You Wanted

Joyce Rupp reminds us that we cannot solve the mysteries of the threshold with mere facts and fixed answers; rather, we must enter them with stories, poems, questions, prayers. Joyce offers these with a wise and generous hospitality that invites us to cross deeper into the heart of God and of our own selves.
Jan L. Richardson
Author of Wisdom's Path


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