Dennis Tamburello, an associate professor of religious studies at Siena College, relates in this book the spiritual wisdom of Bernard of Clairvaux, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, and Meister Eckhart to the challenges of being a Christian in the modern world. He believes that ordinary mysticism — intimacy with God — is a corrective to the cerebral way many believers approach their faith. It puts the emphasis on grace in everyday life and the importance of experience. Tamburello shows how the resources of ancient Christian mysticism can undergird our understanding of the knowledge of God, freedom, conversion, action, and contemplation.