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A book that combines the best of Eastern Christian spiritual exercises with a spirituality for the world of today, "Centering Prayer" offers practical suggestions for overcoming the problems that discourage people from praying well.
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A very usable presentation of an early Christian practice.
The name is new but the method ancient. Like all things Christian the origins are Eastern but it is the Near East: Christ himself and then the Desert Fathers of Egypt. Brought to Europe by John Cassian (5th Cent.), endorsed by Benedict of Nursia, this practice of meditation was widespread in Europe through the middle ages. This slim volume gives hitory, simple clear practical instruction for immediate use and the answers to many questions. Over a million copies have been sold since its publication.
M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O. (1931-2005) was Abbot of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, in Conyers, Georgia. He authored over 20 books, including O Holy Mountain and Daily We Touch Him.
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Book Description Image, 1982. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780385181792
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Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. The practice of prayer and meditation in modern Western Christianity is rooted in the Eastern tradition of early Church prayer as well as the wisdom of early Church fathers. In Centering Prayer, M. Basil Pennington, the author of the highly acclaimed Daily We Touch Him, returns to these roots, offering contemporary Christians a new approach to ancient prayer forms. Pennington combines the best of the Eastern spiritual exercises (such as the Jesus Prayer) with a spirituality for today's world. Addressing the obstacles that discourage people from praying well, he explains how to relax for prayer, how to listen to and be directed by the Other, and how to handle the pain and distractions that can stifle attempts to communicate with God. Centering Prayer has sold more than a quarter million copies since it was first published in 1982. In this eminently practical book, simple, inspiring instructions will help readers find the comfort and the guidance they seek through prayer. Seller Inventory # BZV9780385181792
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