Song of Songs
A Spiritual Commentary
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Song of Songs by M. Basil Pennington, OCSO
Book DescriptionIn the tradition of Christian mysticism, including Bernard of Clairvaux, Gregory the Great and Ambrose of Milan, M. Basil Pennington shares his reflections on the Bible's most challenging mystical text, the ancient love poem that is the 'Song of Songs.' In this extraordinary volume, Pennington is joined by the profound Jewish artist Phillip Ratner, whose inspired works call forth from Pennington not only transcendent prayer and rich analogy but also the deepest sentiments that are common to every human mind and heart. Pennington reflects on the ways you can use the 'Song of Songs' to fulfil your own unutterable aspirations.Enriched by Jewish and Christian faith, the drawings and meditations speak to you and every person who desires to connect with their deepest, most human longings. Allow yourself to let go and delve into the poetry of Song of Songs, to find joy in the boundless love of God for you, the beloved child. Allow yourself to experience this story of love - human love yearning for the Divine. 'Let Your Deepest Soul Rejoice! You are the Beloved of the Divine Lover. You are loved with a love beyond that which human words can express, which song and pen seek in some way to convey or at least hint at. Let go. Let the currents of love invade you. Let your deepest soul rejoice...' - from the Preface
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594732355
(230mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SkyLight Paths Publishing,US
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author M. Basil Pennington, OCSO
Seeking His Mind, Paperback (April 2008)
This book presents forty Scripture passages from the life of Christ, paired with a compelling meditation by Basil Pennington. By sharing the fruits of his own lectio, Pennington provides an illuminating daily guide to "seeking his mind."
Finding Grace at the Center, Paperback (November 2007)
Reflections and advice on Centering Prayer's possibilities and its pitfalls are presented with clarity and simplicity, with a vision of the deeper life of the soul that contemplative prayer can bring about."
Listen with Your Heart, Paperback (November 2007)
At Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers, Georgia, Abbot Basil Pennington gave weekly talks to the monks on the Rule of Saint Benedict. Readers and listeners are able to sit and learn from one of the important spiritual teachers.
Engaging the World with Merton, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by M. Basil Pennington, OCSO
Pennington provides readers with a glimpse of what it would be like to spend a retreat with his friend, Thomas Merton, in his hermitage, reading his writings on the spiritual life, praying the hours, and caring for the birds on the front porch.
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