My Bright Abyss

My Bright Abyss

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Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith—responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition—might look like.

Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written,… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


It is a testament to the human ability to respond to grace, even at times of great suffering, and to resolve to live and love more fully even as death draws near.

His book will probably not convert disbelievers, but it may make them envious of the kind of love the author finds in God, one he describes as being “like a simple kiss that has a bite of starlight to it.”


Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 02, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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