In Graced Horizons: A Journey through Mercy, Bishop Brendan Leahy explores the many facets of mercy as illustrated not only in scripture, but in the writings and ‘concrete deeds’ of luminaries through the entire course of Christian history. This book offers an enlightening analysis of this core Christian value, as first evinced in the early Church – under the aegis of figures such as St John Chrysostom and Gregory the Great – then down through the centuries to the present day.
Graced Horizons highlights the merciful example set by several Christian writers and visionaries, including the medieval mystics Julian of Norwich and Meister Eckhart; Sisters of Mercy founder, Catherine McAuley; Edith Stein and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose unwavering faith in the face of Nazism still inspires Christians today; and twentieth-century innovators such as Focolare leader Chiara Lubich and theologian Karl Rahner.
By honing in on the experiences of Christians who have espoused mercy, often in the most testing of circumstances, Graced Horizons will galvanise readers into adopting qualities of forbearance, compassion and gratitude each and every day on their own journey with Christ.
Title: Graced Horizons: A Journey Through Mercy
Author: Bishop Brendan Leahy