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Kneeling With Giants

Paperback|Mar 2012
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Do you sometimes find yourself searching for a way to approach God or wondering how to get out of a devotional slump? Do you long for spiritual guides you can trust? This guide to prayer is rooted in centuries of...


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Do you sometimes find yourself searching for a way to approach God or wondering how to get out of a devotional slump? Do you long for spiritual guides you can trust? This guide to prayer is rooted in centuries of Christian tradition. In each chapter you'll meet a figure from church history, such as St. Benedict, Martin Luther, John Calvin, St. Ignatius, Teresa of Avila and Andrew Murray. You'll learn how each of these spiritual giants uniquely connected to God through prayer. Each chapter provides an opportunity to practice a different method for prayer, including the divine office, the Lord's Prayer, the Jesus Prayer, healing prayer and meditation on the Psalms. In the process your own prayer practice will be refreshed and renewed. Journey into church history and enliven each day of your prayer life.

- Publisher

Do you sometimes find yourself searching for a way to approach God or wondering how to get out of a devotional slump? Do you long for spiritual guides you can trust? This guide to prayer is rooted in centuries of Christian tradition. In each chapter you'll meet a figure from church history, such as St. Benedict, Martin Luther, John Calvin, St. Ignatius, Teresa of �vila and Andrew Murray. You'll learn how each of these spiritual giants uniquely connected to God through prayer. Each chapter provides an opportunity to practice a different method for prayer, including the divine office, the Lord's Prayer, the Jesus Prayer, healing prayer and meditation on the Psalms. In the process your own prayer practice will be refreshed and renewed. Journey into church history and enliven each day of your prayer life. A complimentary companion volume is included in the e-book edition of Kneeling with Giants. The Reader has a full chapter of primary source material corresponding to each of the ten chapters of Kneeling with Giants, with selections chosen to clearly introduce each approach to prayer in its original context. It includes the best modern translations of non-English works, hard to find works, including three Puritan texts and four complete "hours" of the pre-Vatican II Benedictine daily office so that readers can experience the cycle of Benedictine prayer with ease.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 340322
  • Product Code 9780830835621
  • ISBN 0830835628
  • EAN 9780830835621
  • Pages 238
  • Department General Books
  • Category Prayer
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Mar 2012
  • Sales Rank 64674
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.299kg

Gary Neal Hansen

Gary Neal Hansen (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of church history and the chair of the history and theology division at University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He has written numerous articles and papers for academic journals and conferences. Hansen and his wife live in Iowa with their young son.

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • <strong>part One: What Language Shall I Borrow?</strong>
  • 1. Praying With St. Benedict: The Divine Office
  • 2. Praying With Martin Luther: The Lord's Prayer
  • 3. Praying With The Pilgrim: The Jesus Prayer
  • <strong>part Two: Praying With Scripture</strong>
  • 4. Praying With John Calvin: Studious Meditation On The Psalms
  • 5. Praying With Ignatius Of Loyola: The Prayer Of The Senses
  • <strong>part Three: Conversations, Light And Dark</strong>
  • 6. Praying With St. Teresa Of Vila: Recollection Of The Presence Of God
  • 7. Praying With The Puritans: Meditation In Writing
  • 8. Praying With <em>the Cloud Of Unknowing:</em> Contemplation In The Dark
  • <strong>part Four: Asking God For Help</strong>
  • 9. Praying With Agnes Sanford: The Healing Light
  • 10. Praying With Andrew Murray: The Ministry Of Intercession
  • Benediction
  • Appendix 1: Using This Book In Small Groups And Church Classes
  • Appendix 2: Putting Prayer Into Practice
  • Notes

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