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Friday, July 6, 2018

The Cloud of Unknowing - Anonymous

In a series of prayers, admonishments, and lectures, the author advises the reader how to become closer to God, not through study, but through personal meditations and acts of charity.

Readers should be prepared for the author's poor opinion of human beings, which was common at the time. Even if the reader does not share this point of view, there is still a lot a reader can find helpful in this piece.

Despite the fact that each of the 75 chapters is only one to three pages in length, each is heavy in content. If the reader would like to get the most from this work, I would recommend anticipating spending a day to either contemplate or act on what is written in each chapter.

Recommended Reads:
Revelations of Divine Love - Julian of Norwich
The Mirror of Simple Souls - Marguerite Porete

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