The Essence of Prayer: Foreword by Sister Wendy Beckett

The Essence of Prayer: Foreword by Sister Wendy Beckett

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Author: Ruth Burrows OCD

Brand: Burns & Oates

Number Of Pages: 224

Release Date: 01-01-2010

Details: Product Description Prayer is a word we take for granted but what do we mean by prayer? Almost always when we talk about prayer we refer to something we DO. But Burrows argues that our Christian knowledge assures us that prayer is essentially what God DOES. And what God is doing for us is giving us the Divine Self in love. This is the vision of a contemplative nun who contradicts the heresy of so much modern spiritual writing. The growing fascination in the contemplative and monastic life is evidence of the profound appeal of this approach. For this there is a real hunger. Ultimately, we live for God and not for ourselves. Review A genuine attempt to introduce the theory and practice of prayer to the uninitiated, in language that is accessible to all men and women.' Mount Carmel, July 2010,""The book has been written by one who clearly lives every word she writes.  As Wendy Beckett says in her Foreword: 'to read Ruth Burrows...is to take into your mind and heart the insight of somebody who is close to God, and has the rare ability to share that closeness with others.  God has given her great gifts, and she has opened herself to receive them' (p. vii).  In this lies her appeal.  Teresa of Avila wrote from her own experience.  Ruth Burrows, too, writes from her own experience, albeit different from Teresa's.  So she too writes with authority--and it shows!  I especially appreciate how in this volume great care has been taken with the use of language, which is inclusive both as regards God and ourselves."" --Elizabeth Ruth Obbard, Mount Carmel, July-Sept. 2010 About the Author Ruth Burrows is a Carmelite Nun from Quiddenham in Norfolk. She is the author of a number of bestselling books including Guidelines for Mystical Prayer

EAN: 9780860124252

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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