The Grateful Heart

  • by David Steindl-Rast
  • Narrated by David Steindl-Rast
  • 1 hrs and 37 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

The fountainhead of all philosophy and religion, teaches Brother David Steindl-Rast, is our sense of amazement at being in the world. To cross the gap between doctrine and the divine, we have been given the gift of prayer. In The Grateful Heart, you will hear Brother David describe prayer not as a dogmatic ritual but as a way of opening to the blessings that await us in everyday life.
Since 1953, when Brother David retreated to the Mount Savior monastery in upstate New York, he has studied what he calls "the lifting up of the human heart and mind to God". In The Grateful Heart, he focuses on the major characteristics of prayer, including: perennial prayer - the inner gesture that is the essence of prayer in all cultures and religions; the evolution and history of prayer, including the "prayer house" movement; and the future of prayer. With a passion for life, Brother David inspires a welcome dialogue that embraces the intellectual as well as the spiritual.

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Divine Love and Gratefulness now and forevermore.

Excellent! Brother David is, as always, so authentic, accesible, brilliant and inspiring. Eternally grateful for all his work and eords of wisdom.
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- eleanor a rivera

Remarkable Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it brings so much thought to the table.


What does David Steindl-Rast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brother David makes his stories so delicious. You can see every word.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but better to listen and quit for a while and absorb what you read or heard.
His voice is so beautiful you must hear him.


Any additional comments?

I love this man.

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- Jeralyn Pearl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2015
  • Publisher: Sounds True