Paradise Of the Spirit Vol.2
God is love and Spirit. Therefore our relationship with Him has to be through love and the spirit. Love is the essence of living with God. If man’s relationship with God became void of love, it turns into chatter and nonsense. All the religious practices would turn into obligations and rituals. The concept of Christian worship surpasses the dry rigid obligations and aims to engage God and man in the realm of the spirit. The momentum is love and love only. When the Christian reaches to worshiping with such attitude, we describe him as being in a metaphysical state. He enters into a living and active relationship with God. His feelings and senses become what were described by the bride of the Song of Songs regarding her groom: “I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste”.
The issue of spiritual practices, or what is also called the spiritual means, is the goal of this book. It addresses this vital issue that concerns the believer. It is not through lofty spiritual expressions or catchy theoretical expressions. Those can attract a person’s attention without having inner roots inside the heart. It is through the simple and practical approach which is easy for the person to understand and accept, hence turning it into real life experience.
This book does not aim to add additional information above what has been previously known about man’s relationship with God. It aims to deepen the living fellowship leading the believer to walk from strength to strength until the God of Gods is manifested in the sanctuary of his heart.
In addition, the book addresses the topic of spiritual means on basis of Coptic orthodox spirituality. Such spirituality was lived by our saintly fathers in whom they excelled and became pioneers and its teachers to the whole Christendom.