The Way of the Mystics

John Michael Talbot

John Michael Talbot, who was a leader in early contemporary Christian worship and is now the Catholic Church’s #1 recording artist, is the primary author of this book on 13 Christian mystics.

It is good to learn more about these well-known Christians.  I thought the most interesting sketches were of Thomas Merton, Ignatius of Loyola, John Donne (an Anglican, most are Catholic) and Francis of Assisi.  George Fox, founder of the Quakers, was heretical and difficult.  I’m not sure why he was included.

The book is interesting but not superb.