Armchair Mystic

  • by Mark E. Thibodeaux
  • Narrated by Mark E. Thibodeaux
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This user-friendly book blends theory and practice, gently and concretely taking the listener through the first steps of contemplative prayer. Armchair Mystic begins with the necessary details of time and place to pray, then presents the maturation of the prayer life in four stages.


What the Critics Say

"Father Thibodeaux presents both the practicalities and the mysteries of prayer with clarity, humor and easy-to-understand examples." (Catholic Parent)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

solid presentation

The author gives a nice, actually quite good, framework for approaching basic prayer. Given that the word 'mystic" is in the title, however, I had hoped to hear a more esoteric discussion (along the lines of Thomas Keating for example), and had hoped he would refer more to, and draw from, the teachings of actual mystics to a greater degree.
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- Caitlin

Helpful & practical.Now I get centering prayer!

What did you love best about Armchair Mystic?

the stories that show the deepening of intimacy. It finally helped me understand moving closer to God through prayer and "hanging out" even in silence

Would you recommend Armchair Mystic to your friends? Why or why not?

yes. made it (prayer) understandable and a delightful way to grow

What about Mark E. Thibodeaux’s performance did you like?

I liked his pace and his kindness within the reading. I felt that he wasn't perfect but was understanding the great harvest because he made this practice his own.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

His journey to a solid relationship with his aunt that we can have with others and mainly with God via prayer

Any additional comments?

no. just helpful to me.

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- nitsooaw

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2010
  • Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press