Reviews, Articles, Media
The Formational Power of Reading, by Dr. MaryKate Morse
An excerpt from an article in Missio Alliance on the formational power of reading, by Dr. MaryKate Morse, Dean of Portland Seminary: “One way we read is for inspiration and comfort. Parts of the Bible, such as many of the Psalms, lift our hearts to God. Many devotional writers encourage us such as Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove in their book Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals and Iyanla Vanzant in her book Acts of Faith. There are also many departed saints who guide us such as Eugene Peterson in Answering God: The Psalms as Tools of Prayer and Cloud Devotion: Through the Year with the Cloud of Unknowing created by David Robinson. We meditate on them. We savor them like a fine wine. Our hearts have an emotional ascent to God. We feel lifted in the Spirit.”
Personal Reviws of Cloud Devotion
“Wonderful addition to daily faith practice: I’ve loved including this text in my devotion times day-to-day. Oftentimes, daily devotion books come back a bit lacking in substance to say the least. There’s no deficit of substance with Robinson’s treatment of the text here. It’s a wonderful way to be exposed to the important historic work, but written in a way that’s much easier to understand and relate with. In addition, the questions and content that he adds to enhance the daily readings are always helpful and thought-provoking, frequently remaining with me throughout the day.” ~Review by John C, posted March 9, 2020.
“The worth of a travel guide is sometimes found in planning for the trip but is also in describing what to do once you get there. This has been my experience of Cloud Devotion by David G. Robinson. Framed in a short introductory scripture and concluding with a question for further contemplation, Robinson’s modern update of this medieval Benedictine classic is like a new bucket for a deep and ancient well.” ~Review by Ken Morse, Lead Chaplain at Salem Hospital, Oregon, posted on May 03, 2020 at Paraclete Press
Cloud Devotion Webinar, hosted by Paraclete Press
You are invited to an hour webinar, hosted by Paraclete Press, “Rediscovering the Christian Classics,” featuring David Robinson presenting readings and reflections on Cloud Devotion: Through the Year with the Cloud of Unknowing. The Webinar begins at 11:05, with an introduction by Paraclete staff Jenny LynchHope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/3d6u0BRVrSs
St. Placid Retreat (online via Zoom)
You are invited to attend a Zoom Online 2-hour meditation and reflection time with readings from Cloud Devotion: Through the Year with The Cloud of Unknowing, read by the author, David Robinson. For more information: https://www.stplacid.org/programs-rg/1226/zoom-program-through-the-year-with-the-cloud-of-unknowing/
Beach Books “An Evening with David Robinson”
Facebook Post from Paraclete: CLOUD DEVOTION
Day Retreat on Contemplative Prayer
On January 25th, I led a Day Retreat on The Cloud of Unknowing: a Call to Contemplative Prayer. This Day Retreat was held at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington.