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Gerry's journey from atheism to serving the poor through the power of film and story were the inspiration for many books about his film making and about his spirituality that grew from his encounter with the poorest of the poor, and God incarnate in them.
“This new book is the finest rendition of Gerard Straub’s on-a-rough-road contemplative life in action. He recounts the influence of the monk Thomas Merton on his conversion and contemplative life. Straub’s journal reflections share his whole-hearted commitment to aid the most vulnerable.”
After more than four years of intense work in Haiti, GTS began to commit himself to the rejuvenating power of authentic solitude in order to turn his attention to his own inner spiritual poverty. In the silent predawn darkness of each Haitian morning he waits, reflects, and prays. This book emerged slowly from those many lonely hours of silence.
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Of this first place winner in the hardcover spirituality book category in the 2001 annual Catholic Press Awards, “The Catholic Journalist” wrote:“This book is an invitation to listen to a seductive story of how this man, who had walked away from God, got ‘pulled’ back, not simply into a relationship with God, but into the mystery of God, led and lured by a guide who lived 800 years ago.
List of Books by Gerard Thomas Straub
Reading Thomas Merton and Longing for God in Haiti: Learning Wisdom in the School of My Life
Sunrise of the Soul: My journey from Hollywood to Haiti
The Sun & Moon Over Assisi
When Did I See You Hungry? (photo/essay)
Thoughts of a Blind Beggar
Hidden in the Rubble
The Loneliness and Longing of Saint Francis
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