I don't know about you, but I'd prefer to spend my night out on the town with a God who is voluptuous and delicious rather than judging and distant.
Evanston, IL (PRWEB) October 25, 2007
The new book entitled 'A Voluptuous God: A Christian Heretic Speaks' (CopperHouse) is endorsed by such spiritual luminaries as Deepak Chopra and Joan Borysenko.
The book's title draws from the words of a 14th - century mystic, Meister Eckhart, who made the statement, 'God is voluptuous and delicious.' Author and Minister Robert V. Thompson elaborates: 'Meister Eckhart does not sound much like a conventional Christian. After all, if you are an unconventional Christian and you are going out for a night on the town, you probably wouldn't ask the heavenly father to go along. You wouldn't want to go out on the town with a God who might frown at you from time to time, clear his throat and say, 'I'm not so sure I'd enjoy that so much if I were you.' "I don't know about you, but I'd prefer to spend my night out on the town with a God who is voluptuous and delicious rather than judging and distant."
This is a metaphor, says Thompson, for a specific type of experience practiced by ancient mystics. This kind of focused, sensing attention can provoke profound experiences of aliveness, beauty and intimacy. Thompson says this practice can be used today with the same results.
As we are confronted with war, natural disasters, and a fear-based political agenda, it is hard for some of us to imagine God as "playful", or as being "full of delight." Yet this is exactly the God Robert V. Thompson depicts in his new book, A Voluptuous God: A Christian Heretic Speaks.
Published by CopperHouse, an imprint of Wood Lake Publishing
For author interviews or review copies: Darcy Drobena, 1.800.299.2926 x 221
A Voluptuous God: A Christian Heretic Speaks
Robert V. Thompson
224 pages, paper
ISBN 10 1-55145-558-7