Rest in Peace, Brennan Manning

I woke today to the news that Christian author and thinker Brennan Manning has died.

I don’t know if anybody in our group of evangelicals had any idea he was Roman Catholic.

It was my first exposure to an extended teaching on the depths of grace and my introduction to the contemplative, mystical side of Christianity. Many of you know how important this has been for my faith over the years…

Although I haven’t read much of his work beyond The Ragamuffin Gospel, Manning’s witness to the grace of God faciliated a very profound–even life-changing–experience for a small group of us in the middle of Texas, and I am grateful.

We pray for the peace of Christ and the comfort of the Holy Spirit for Brennan’s family and friends. May he find eternal rest.