Robert Ellsberg



The publishing year is marked by just two seasons: Spring and Fall. In our world they both connote new beginnings. This month (still in the midst of summer) we mark the beginning of our Fall season with three titles. They all share in common the quest for new life that emerges from chaos, suffering, and uncertainty.

In Becoming New: Finding God within Us and in Creation two of the world’s leading spiritual masters meet to exchange reflections on the nature and presence of God. Anselm Grün, a German Benedictine monk and the author of more than 300 books, emphasizes the search for God within, while Leonardo Boff, a Brazilian theologian in the Franciscan tradition, focuses more on God’s presence in the unfolding story of the universe. They converge on the conviction that both dimensions must be brought together in love.

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