In The God of Intimacy and Action, beloved author and activist Tony Campolo teams up with spiritual director Mary Albert Darling to show how contemplative spiritual practices can lead to greater intimacy with God and fuel passion for reaching out to others through spreading the Good News and fostering justice for the poor and oppressed. The authors reveal why this combination is not only crucial but historical and is vividly demonstrated in the lives of saints such as St. Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, and Catherine of Siena.Campolo and Darling explain mystical spirituality and its practices and integrate them with evangelism and justice to illuminate what they call "holistic Christianity." They suggest specific ways to nurture and energize one′s spirituality and show how to go beyond living a Christian life that merely emphasizes right beliefs and right behaviors. They encourage followers to develop a sense of personal unity with Christ that will compel them to help share Jesus′ message and mission in its totality. The ultimate goal is a unity with God that involves a connectedness with those around us—especially the lost, poor, and oppressed.The God of Intimacy and Action is filled with contemporary examples of people who are experiencing the kind of mystical spirituality that empowers and inspires them to become true followers of Christ.