Readers are invited to attend the launch of this new book by the resident poet of Manchester Cathedral. She has discovered that darkness is as much a positive place as a negative one, inhabited by the Living God – the Dark God, the Hidden God
Rachel Mann is an Anglican Priest. Her book, Dazzling Darkness is a true story about searching for one’s authentic self in the company of the Living God. Rachel Mann has died many ‘deaths’ in the process, not the least of which was a change of sex, as well as coming to terms with chronic illness and disability.
Through these experiences she has discovered that darkness is as much a positive place as a negative one, inhabited by the Living God – the Dark God, the Hidden God. This is the God that many of us, because we try to make our lives safe and comfortable, are too afraid to meet. This is the God who is most alive in those things we commonly associate with the Dark – failure, loss and brokenness.
Rachel’s passionate and nuanced book brings together poetry, feminist theology, and philosophy, and explores them through one person’s hunger for wholeness, self-knowledge and God. The launch will take place at the London Centre for Spirituality, Church of St Edmund the King, Lombard Street, London EC3V 9EA on Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 18.30
Please use the following link to book a place: http://dazzlingdarkness.eventbrite.co.uk/.