With more than a million books sold in her career, Joyce Rupp presents her newest undertaking: a unique collection of daily meditations that draw from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and other sources, offering wisdom and insight about the God who is beyond all names.
Bestselling author Joyce Rupp once again proves herself a wise and gentle spiritual midwife, drawing forth 365 names of God from the world’s spiritual treasury. Fragments of Your Ancient Name—whose title comes from a poem by German mystic Rainer Maria Rilke—assembles a remarkable collection of reflections for each day of the year.
This unique and profound devotional will heighten awareness of the many names by which God is known around the world. Whether drawing from the Psalms, Sufi saints, Hindu poets, Native American rituals, contemporary writers, or the Christian gospels, Rupp stirs the imagination and the heart to discover a new dimension of God. Each name is explored in a ten-line poetic meditation and is complemented by a simple sentence that serves as a reminder of the name of God throughout the day.
Trim size: 5 x 7 inches
Imprint: Sorin Books
“A deeply personal collection of moving meditations.”
“A deeply personal collection of moving meditations drawing upon and reflecting the universal wisdom shining through the texts and teachers of the world's religious traditions. This is a collection for people open enough to the Divine to no longer pretend that God speaks from only one text or tradition. Yet this is more than a collection of readings, and Ms. Rupp's short directions for practice help us live what we read that the wisdom of the page becomes a part of our lives and the lives of those we touch.”
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Author of Recovery, The Sacred Art
“A lovely bedside book.”
“A lovely bedside book to be reached for upon opening eyes in the morning or just before sleep, a multi-voiced, beautiful reassurer of the spirit.”
Author of Happiness Is an Inside Job
“Beautiful and significant.”
“Insight, intelligence and love are upon these pages. A line from this volume read, 'This day I join my heart with all living beings.' If one has that glorious wish or prayer—this beautiful and significant book will help.”
Translator of The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master
“A rich kaleidoscope of divinity!”
“A rich kaleidoscope of divinity! Whatever you notion of God, this book will take you way beyond cultural and religious definitions into an expansive divine feast, embracing all humanity's naming and experience of God. Awesome and inspiring!”
Poet, author, andinternational speaker
“A wonderful devotional.”
“Joyce Rupp has written a wonderful devotional recounting many of the names we mortals have called God lovingly. Fragments of Your Ancient Name can lead you into the multi-dimensional realm of our God, and also into a deeper exploration of the core attributes and stunning behavior of the Divine through story, poem, and meditation.”
The Episcopal Church in Central Pennsylvania