In Quest of God: Maneri's Second Collection of 150 Letters. Translated with introduction and notes by Paul Jackson. Publisher: KT Mathew SJ, Gujarat Sahitya Prakash. 2004. Fons Vitae of KY, Inc. (Distributor?) ISBN-10 1887752862. 327 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Has light edge wear. No clips, no tears, no unusual folds or creases. BOOK: Gilt lettering on the spine seems to have not printed very well as it is not terribly bright, but I see no signs of, for example, sun-fading. Light cover edge wear. there are no previous owner markings. Binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Pages are flat without creases, folds or dog-earing. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. Photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BL07a
This insightful collection—and sole translation—of letters from eminent Indian Sufi Sharafuddin Maneri presents his written replies to vast numbers of people during the period 1346–68. Maneri spent the last 40 years of his life in Bihar Sharif, India, in service of others, bringing comfort to the hearts of thousands. Offering personal guidance and encouragement to a variety of individuals, this compilation of his writings does not discuss Sufism outright but instead explores a man who, through his wide breadth of knowledge, spiritual wisdom, sensitivity, and compassion, encompasses the very meaning of Sufism. - A bookseller's blurb.