Punching Holes in the Dark

Living in the Light of the World

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Published September 2016

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (John 1:5, NLT)

We do not, and cannot, by definition, know much about the kingdom to come. But the “One Who Came Among Us” not only came to reassure us of the gift of the kingdom that is yet unseen but to proclaim the presence of the kingdom is already among us—even when we cannot see it and we cannot hear it.

Sometimes we cannot see much evidence of the kingdom that is already here. How do we find it, not lose sight of it, and even share its message of hope with others in the darkness?

In Punching Holes in the Dark, author Robert Benson helps us discover strength in the gifts of the Spirit and encourages us all to start punching holes—as hard as we can, as often as we can—to let the Light of the world sneak in.


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About the Author

Robert Benson

Robert Benson is a critically acclaimed writer who has published nine works on the contemplative life, including Venite, Punching Holes in the Dark, Moving Miss Peggy, Living Prayer, and A Good Life. He is a graduate of the Academy for Spiritual Formation and a member of the Friends of Silence and of the Poor, an international ecumenical prayer community. He leads retreats and workshops on prayer, writing, and the contemplative life around the country. He lives in Jackson, Mississippi.