God does not live behind the stars

The quotes used in this booklet have been selected by young girls and boys out of Maurice Zundel’s books published in French at the Éditions du JUBILÉ-SARMENT (Paris). Produced by AMZ volunteer- translators, PDF copy of this private translation of the booklet is available upon request at info@mauricezundel.ca .

Hereafter you will find the introduction as well as the table of contents.

Introduction

Maurice Zundel has never thought of himself as a guru. A seeker of God, he supported in his quest the small circle of men and women of goodwill who crossed his path. In this, he was close to his Lord who always kept going on the roads of Palestine, sowing into all winds, and lands, at all risks of holiness, weariness and even betrayal.

The 20th century has known numbers of masters of thought, auto and media proclaimed, forgotten gurus, sometimes even ridiculed by history’s ruthless sanctions.

But now ‘’the one”, whose life was so humble that it was known only by few, is today, by way of mouth to ear only, acquiring a reputation which has not stopped growing and is largely overflowing the circle of believers and reaching, by successive layers, a universality that has little to do with globalization of multinationals.

Write “the one” with a lower case letter, and it is of Maurice Zundel ;put it in capital letters and this is the Gospel of the SON of God. This is not a coincidence; one leads to the other before whom he disappears.

The  Maurice Zundel FOUNDATION watches with care over the treasure it has custody of, and, above all, It wants to share with the largest number.With this little book, it aims at meeting the expectations of young readers by offering them an anthology collected by boys and girls of their age. We have willingly subscribed to this project that has no other ambition than to give hunger and thirst.

Maurice Zundel, not a mentor who would have without problem led astray so many young generosities into adventures, but a ferryman who leads the way to truth and life.

A book of discoveries.

          The publishers

The quotes used in this booklet have been selected by young girls and boys out of Maurice Zundel’s books published in French at the Éditions du JUBILÉ-SARMENT (Paris)

The acronym appearing at the end of each quote refers to the identified book and page (see list underneath)

While these books have not yet been translated into English,the English version of the quotes used in this booklet is produced by volunteer- translators whose names are : Ms. Sabine de Villenfagne (Belgium) and in  Canada : Ms. Sieglinde Phaneuf, Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Mary Chassé. Ms. Agnès Blough, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Marthe McDonald

 

Table of contents

Introduction

Biographical

Part  1: The meaning of man

  • Greatness, Dignity and Vocation
  • Man and Creation
  • Knowledge and Freedom
  • Relationship to the Other
  • Shades andLight

 Part  2 :  God : Trust in man

  • God a Presence
  • Divine Poverty
  • Jesus Man

 Part  3 : Living God

  • Receiving God
  • Celebrating God
  • Sharing God
  •  A call to Free Ourselves
  •  Refusing God

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