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Quiet Way, The: A Christian Path to Inner Peace
Quiet Way, The: A Christian Path to Inner Peace
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ISBN:  978-1-933316-52-9
Book Size:  5.5 x 8.5
# of Pages:  152
Language:  English



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Though you may not know Gerhard Tersteegen by name, you will likely find his hymn "Thou hidden love of God" in your hymnal. If you read further, you will see that this hymn was translated by none other than John Wesley – a great admirer of Tersteegen. Now you too can be inspired by the same words that set John Wesley and countless other religious leaders down the path to inner peace.
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Though you may not know Gerhard Tersteegen by name, you will likely find his hymn "Thou hidden love of God" in your hymnal. If you read further, you will see that this hymn was translated by none other than John Wesley – a great admirer of Tersteegen. Now you too can be inspired by the same words that set John Wesley and countless other religious leaders down the path to inner peace.

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Gerhard Tersteegen

Gerhard Tersteegen was born in Moers, Germany in 1697. Not possessing the means to afford the tuition, Tersteegen was forced to enter commerce and practiced as a successful merchant until a formative meeting with a pietistic revivalist, Wilhelm Hoffman, decisively changed the spiritual trajectory of his life. Thereafter Tersteegen preferred the solitary life studying at home in cloister-like asceticism, and reading theological books. In 1728 he became an itinerant preacher in the Protestant Erweckungsbewegung (“Spiritual Awakening Movement”) in the Niederrhein region, and hosted home worship and prayer meetings. He soon became acknowledged as an authoritative lay theologian, pastor, and mystic of the Protestant pietism movement, and was especially revered for his saintly person. Beginning in 1729, he edited his famous work, Geistliches Blumengärtlein inniger Seelen (“Spiritual Flower Garden for Ardent Souls”), a collection of hymns, spiritual lyrics, and epigrams. Gerhard Tersteegen died at Mülheim, in Westphalia, Germany, in 1769.

He life is the subject of The Quiet Way: A Christian Path to Inner Peace .


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Peter Erb

Peter C. Erb is a professor in the Religion & Culture department at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He received his B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier, his M.S.L. from the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto University, and his Ph.D. from Toronto University. Dr. Erb contributed the foreword to The Quiet Way: Selections From The Letters of Gerhard Tersteegen .


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Reviews of The Quiet Way

“Tersteegen’s life is evidence that saintliness can find root in the protestant traditions as well as in Catholicism.”
Journal of Bible and Religion: Vol 20. No. 2, p.143



“Emily Chisholm and Peter Erb deserve our heartfelt gratitude for bringing Gerhard Tersteegen within the purview of contemporary spiritual wayfarers who will find in the writings a rich vein of Christian insight and sage counsel. Many of the anxieties and tensions of Tersteegen’s age strike a very contemporary note and his writings remain as pertinent today as ever. The Quiet Way is also a salutary reminder of the spiritual treasures to be found in the oft-neglected writings of the Protestant mystics.”
Harry Oldmeadow, author of A Christian Pilgrim in India: the Spiritual Journey of Swami Abhishiktananda



“A book to treasure: intimate, simple, unadorned counsel on fundamental aspects of the Christian life – love, prayer, rectitude, devotion to God and neighbor, rebirth in Christ – by the little-known eighteenth century mystic, Gerhard Tersteegen. His gentle voice blends the sweetness of Brother Lawrence, the innocence of Thomas Traherne, the soundness of Frances de Sales, and the apophatic surrender of Eckhart into a teaching profound and gracious, humble and vivifying.”
Philip Zaleski, editor of The Best American Spiritual Writing series



“I love Tersteegen for the insight he gives us into the eternal mind of God and His plans for His people. When multi-linguist Tersteegen was asked which country he was from, he invariably answered, ‘My home is with God in Eternity’.”
George M. Ella, author of Mountain Movers: Champions of the Faith



“Tersteegen’s advice was simple. You are the child of God. God’s nature is in you. It has only become overclouded. Withdraw from outward things. Pray, and you will make contact again with God, the source of your being. Forget yourself. Forget your selfish desires. Look to God. Die to your own will, live for God’s will and you will know true life.”
—from the Foreword by Emily Chisholm



“[Tersteegen’s] ‘brooks and cisterns of gospel truths’ turned those to whom he ministered to ‘the living fountain, the Word of God itself.’”
F. W. Krummacher, 19th century preacher and author, including The Suffering Saviour



“[Tersteegen is] the most fascinating character in the whole history of religious revival…. [He has skill in] the imaginative exposition of scripture in a class-meeting context which has probably never been equaled.”
W. Reginald Ward, British Methodist historian


Table of Contents for The Quiet Way

Translator's Preface
1. God, Our True Life
2. The Closer Walk
3. Prayer
4. Comfort in Sorrow
5. As Little Children
6. The Way to God
7. Doubts and Introspection
8. Encouragement
9. Sincerity, True and False
10. True Religion
11. Living with Our Fellow Men
12. Marriage
13. Serenity
14. The Inner Life
15. One Holy Church
16. War and Peace
17. Tersteegen’s Portrait in His Letters


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Historical Introduction to the Work of Gerhard TersteegenThe Quiet Way: A Christian Path to Inner PeaceErb, Peter Christianity
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