99 Names of God
By: Brother David Steindl-Rast
Voted as one of The Best Spiritual Books of 2021 by Spiritual Magazine
"I found meditating on the 99 names nourishing and thought provoking. This book is a little gem that deserves its place on the bedside table." --Katie O'Connor, Tui Motu InterIslands Independent Catholic Magazine.
I would be glad to recommend this little book to Christians and Muslims alike who may wish to find deeper insights into the mystery of the Almighty and who may want to engage in dialogue with each other on the mystery of Allah. (God) -- Peter Lobo, Dominican Ashram
The renowned Benedictine writer Brother David Steindl-Rast offers meditations on each of the 99 names of God found in the Islamic creed, to provide readers with an introduction to and a way of understanding another faith. Each name is rendered in its original Arabic by the masterful calligrapher, Shams Anwari-Alhosseyni.
In this inspiring and meditative journey with God, we explore our relationship to the nameless and open ourselves to the “Secret” that connects us all. In this sense, the book speaks to people of any religious belief who, through the many names of God, enter the gate of the one nameless Mystery that unites us.
Br. David Steindl-Rast was born in 1926 in Vienna, Austria. In 1952, he immigrated to the United States, joined a Benedictine monastery, and practiced Zen. He is co-founder of the Center for Spiritual Studies and a recipient of the 1975 Martin Buber Award. He has been a guest on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. At present, Brother David serves the worldwide Network for Grateful Living through gratefulness.org, an interactive website with several thousand participants daily from more than 240 countries and territories. When not traveling as a spiritual teacher and giving lectures, he lives in the U.S. as a hermit.