The Practice of Prayer
By (author) Margaret Guenther
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Practice of Prayer by Margaret Guenther
Book DescriptionIn this down-to-earth book on the essentials of prayer, Margaret Guenther answers many of the common questions of the spiritual life, such as How do we learn to listen to God in our prayer? and, How do we develop a life of prayer in the midst of busy, active lives? She includes practical descriptions of a number of ways Christians have prayed through the centuries, from using the Jesus Prayer or rosary to praying with the stories of scripture and prayer book liturgies. Guenther also discusses basic matters of Christian practice, such as making a confession, intercession, going on retreat, simplifying our lives, using a journal to pray, finding a spiritual director, and praying through times of desolation when God does not seem to be listening.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781561011520
(218mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cowley Publications,U.S.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Margaret Guenther
Walking Home, Paperback (January 2011)
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Just Passing Through, Paperback (January 2007)
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At Home in the World, Paperback (April 2006)
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Holy Listening, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Margaret Guenther
Margaret Guenther shares with the reader a loving and evocative meditation on the experience of spiritual direction from the perspective of a wise and hospitable spiritual director, who is also a woman, wife, mother, teacher, and priest.
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Author Biography - Margaret Guenther
Margaret Guenther is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She recently retired as professor of ascetical theology at The General Theological Seminary in New York, where she was the director of its Center for Christian Spirituality. Her other books include Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction and Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life.
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