The Beautiful Names are not simply “names” but self-disclosures of the Divine. David Steindl-Rast’s marvelous 99 Names of God is a rich dialogue and a deeply grounded mystical commitment that is aware that all air is connected, all waters mingle, and all spirits arise from the One Spirit. Beautiful illustrated with the calligraphy of Shams Anwari-Alhosseyn, this rich mystical whispering is recommended for Christians, Muslims, and all seekers of the shared life of the Spirit. ~ Omid Safi, Duke University

“For most people this inter-religious dialogue will be something that they only read about, because they have no opportunity to engage in it. … If you are interested in promoting the inter-religious dialogue — which I think we should be interested in … then we should expose ourselves. Exposure is the key word. All the people who have been exposed to other traditions — really exposed and not just told about them and not just made fearful about them — “meet” somebody who is from a different religion. So make a special effort to “meet” other people from other religions,” writes Br. David Steindl-Rast in 99 Names of God, which offers a meditation on each of the 99 names of God found in the Islamic creed. This devotional volume speaks to people of any religious belief who through the many names of God enter the gate of the one nameless God that unites us.

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Read 99 Names of God review in the National Catholic Reporter (July, 2021).

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Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

About the author

Brother David Steindl-Rast — author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. Learn more about Br. David here.