The Beginner's Guide to Contemplative Prayer

  • by James Finley
  • Narrated by James Finley
  • 1 hrs and 0 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Discover Christianity's own unique tradition for experiencing God directly through meditation with The Beginner's Guide to Contemplative Prayer. Author James Finley, who as a young monk lived and prayed with Thomas Merton for six years at the Abbey of Gethsemani, shares the fruit of this authentic approach to prayer and its role at the center of Christian life. Beginning with a look at its meaning and origins, including the Christian mystics who first explored it, and concluding with step-by-step instructions for getting started with a contemplative practice of your own, here is the perfect introduction to the fundamental meditations and teachings of this cherished tradition. Highlights:


Contemplative prayer - what it is and how to practice it
How contemplative experience relates to Christian faith
Awakening to the mystery of oneness
Intuition and prayer
Step-by-step guided prayers, and much more
Note: Excerpted from the full-length audio course Christian Meditation.

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Present moment awareness

If you're serious about learning to meditate in the present moment following ancient Christian tradition, this book is for you.
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- Linda

great mindfulness overview

I enjoyed this, but I was hoping for more information the way of how to incorporate scripture into the practice.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2014
  • Publisher: Sounds True