The renowned Benedictine writer Brother David Steindl-Rast offers meditations on each of the 99 names of God found in the Islamic creed, to provide readers with an introduction to and a way of understanding another faith. Each name is rendered in its original Arabic by the masterful calligrapher, Shams Anwari-Alhosseyni.
In this inspiring and meditative journey with God, we explore our relationship to the nameless and open ourselves to the “Secret” that connects us all. In this sense, the book speaks to people of any religious belief who, through the many names of God, enter the gate of the one nameless Mystery that unites us.
Born in 1926 in Vienna, Br. David Steindl-Rast immigrated to the United States in 1952, joined a Benedictine monastery, and practiced Zen. A cofounder of the Center for Spiritual Studies and a recipient of the 1975 Martin Buber Award for his achievements in building bridges between faiths, Brother David has been a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Today, he serves on the board of the worldwide Network for Grateful Living through gratefulness.org, an interactive website with several thousand daily participants from around the world. His many books include Gratefulness: The Heart of Prayer and The Way of Silence.