Into the Cloud of Knowing by Renato AntonioInto the Cloud of Knowing by Renato Antonio

Into the Cloud of Knowing

byRenato Antonio

Paperback | May 17, 2016

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Christians are not immune from the temptation to doubt the existence of a loving God. They too are scandalised by the suffering in the world and the reality of death. In a world filled with confusion and doubt about the meaning of existence even those who claim a faith can lose hope. 

"Into the Cloud of Knowing" is an invitation to share in Renato Antonio's personal quest for signs of God's continuing faithfulness. Inspired by events in the lives of Christians as diverse as the countries from which they come, the book merges autobiography and biography, theological reflection and social commentary, family history and travelogue. It explores true accounts of miracles, conversions and healings, angelic encounters, prophetic dreams, deliverances, near death experiences, and the wisdom of children, spanning nearly a century. 

This book, Renato Antonio's gift of love to his children and for posterity, is a reminder that our lives are linked to the countless souls who form the cloud of witnesses, experiencing God's presence and proclaiming his mercy. 

Perth born and educated, Renato Antonio is the son of Sicilian migrants. He was baptised Catholic in infancy but became serious about his faith after a conversion experience at the age of 15. His desire to fathom the mysteries of faith and life has led him "Into the Cloud of Knowing"; that place in which one meets, albeit in veiled fo...
Title:Into the Cloud of KnowingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.66 inPublished:May 17, 2016Publisher:Renato BonaseraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944244344

ISBN - 13:9781944244347


Table of Contents

CONTENTSForeword by Dominic de Souza Foreword by Edward Russell Preface 1 The Promise 2 Sicily: Island of Saints and Wonders3 The Unlikely Convert 4 And They Shall be Healed 5 Let the Little Children Come to Me 6 Sofia's Story 7 The DNA of God 8 Entertaining Angels 9 Deliverance 10 Paradise Lost 11 The Rebel and the Child Soldier 12 Chance Meetings by Divine Appointment 13 All in the Hands of God14 Covenant 15 The Mustard Seed Faith 16 All Shall Call Her Blessed 17 The Hound of Heaven Epilogue

Editorial Reviews

"In 1974 a book by James Wm. McClendon Jr. entitled Biography as theology: How life stories can remake today's theology helped to reinvigorate the art of doing theology via story telling. In this most recent publication by Renato Antonio this tradition is being kept alive still. Renato's book gives voice to people whose lives have crossed his and he reflects on the way their stories can and do shape one's theology. This book illustrates Alasdair MacIntyre's contention that a 'man is essentially a storytelling animal...personal identity is just that identity presupposed by the unity of the character which the unity of the narrative requires.'"- Dr Philip Matthews, School of Philosophy & Theology, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle "We live in a society selling the message that God is dead. Renato Antonio's book reminds us that this could not be further from the truth! He takes us through both his personal journey as well as events happening in the wider world and demonstrates time after time how all things work out for good for those who love God and who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). Through worldly eyes we can't always see the bigger picture - whether it's our road to conversion or whether it's a major tragedy such as death. Renato demonstrates that by looking through the eyes of faith, each experience reveals a God who is truly active in our lives and in the lives of others. Life is really a journey towards knowing." - Jane Borg, Principal of Acts 2 College of Mission and Evangelisation, Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community, Perth"Antonio's Into the Cloud of Knowing is an intriguing collection of anecdotes and testimonies of people's encounter with the Divine and supernatural. These stories serve as an assuring reminder that God is present and is in our midst. As a non-Catholic you will learn more about Catholic devotions and spirituality and why, for example, Catholics hold a special place in their hearts for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Into the Cloud of Knowing will inspire you and touch your heart."- Stephen Spiteri, Teacher, Apologist and Speaker, Perth"In this beautifully honest book about his life, and the story of those who have touched his own from around the globe, Renato takes us on a journey that is not only personally historical but also spiritual. In fact, the two are not separated.Renato's love for family and God are so intertwined that for Renato it is as the same thing; one without the other does not seem possible no matter what joys or tragedies come his way. And it is in these, along with his love for family history from Sicily to Australia, that his unshakable love for his Catholic faith shines through every word and becomes a lived testimony that I found inspiring.This book is a great testimonial of God's miracles and love for a soul in its mystical journey into the Cloud of Knowing. In this way, it is truly inspired. - Edward Russell FMI, SD., Catholic Evangelist/Preacher/Author, Perth, Australia