The Wisdom Jesus
Transforming Heart and Mind - a New Perspective on Christ and His Message
By (author) Cynthia Bourgeault
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Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault
Book DescriptionIf you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of radical wisdom and compassion, whose aim is nothing less than the transformation of human consciousness. His methods are as bold and surprising as a Zen master's. And his aim is to break through our habitual thinking and to effect a complete conversion of our minds and hearts. Cynthia Bourgeault is our guide to rediscovering Jesus as a wisdom master in the tradition of the Buddha and other teachers. She looks to the Gospels, to contemplative experience, and to recently discovered ancient Christian documents (such as the Nag Hammadi scriptures and the Gospel of Thomas) to reveal a fresh new understanding of Jesus and his teaching. What Jesus experienced, she says, was a profound understanding of nonduality-the essential oneness of all things-and his aim was to transmit this truth to others experientially. She provides instruction in simple practices from the Christian contemplative tradition that leads to the kind of transformation Jesus taught.These include Centering Prayer, a form of Christian meditation, and Lectio Divina: "Divine reading," a meditative practice unique to Christianity that intersperses slow and deliberate reading of a text with silence, contemplation, and prayer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590305805
(212mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Imprint: New Seeds Books
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Cynthia Bourgeault
Chanting the Psalms, Hardback (November 2006)» View all books by Cynthia Bourgeault
In this book-and-CD package, Cynthia Bourgeault shows how chanting the Psalms--those 150 exquisite hymns of praise to God from the Bible--can become a meaningful form of meditation and prayer for laypeople, leading to contemplation, insight, and joy.
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Author Biography - Cynthia Bourgeault
Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD, is an Episcopal priest, teacher, and retreat and conference leader. She is the author of several books, including Chanting the Psalms and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.
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