A Cloud of Witnesses

Personal Stories of God’s Presence In Today’s World

by Joan S. Hickey

Today’s world can sometimes seem chaotic and God’s presence far away. But even amid the chaos many people experience the presence of God in profound ways in their daily lives.

First time author, Joan Hickey was an Associate Staff member of Shalem Institute for 25 years traveling throughout the United States teaching and leading contemplative retreats and workshops. In the 1970’s several studies were published indicating that 40-50 % of contemporary Americans had experienced at least one mystical occurrence in their lives. Her interest piqued, Joan suggested a book gathering the experiences of the Shalem community.

Now, she brings together many of those stories in “A Cloud of Witnesses.”