book is rooted in the Christian mystical tradition. It's an invitation
to a direct, intimate experience and relationship with God. The title
comes from mystic Meister Eckhart's descriptive metaphor of his
experience. Reverend Robert Thompson writes how he bridges that gap,
inviting the reader to step beyond religious doctrine.
A Voluptuous God peels away layers of Christian doctrine to
unveil the raw beauty of a spirituality rooted in the Christian
tradition. It calls readers into a direct, intimate relationship with
God and speaks to some of their heart's deepest longings while pulling
them again and again into their hearts and challenging them to stay
there. Thompson has written an open and honest book, allowing readers to
learn from sharing their personal experiences. And it interweaves
teachings from several different religious traditions, showing there are
many paths to a common destination to show that we are all one.
Even though this book is not only beautifully written and easily
read, it’s not an easy read. Readers should expect to be challenged as
this is also a book about courage. Thompson's message is a call to
freedom: an invitation to choose to set aside any doctrinal formula that
gets in the way and head straight into our innermost heart in personal
communion with God. But freedom comes bundled with personal
responsibility and accountability.
One of the best things about A Voluptuous God is the way it
brings near-mystical experience to my non-mystical temperament. He
writes well, and he persuades his readers of their connectivity with
others and the world.