Sacred Poems and Prayers of Love
A beautiful, gift-sized collection of poems and prayers celebrating love in all its incarnations: for family, lovers, friends, neighbors, God, and the world around us.^It can be hard to find the words to express the love we feel toward those...
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A beautiful, gift-sized collection of poems and prayers celebrating love in all its incarnations: for family, lovers, friends, neighbors, God, and the world around us.^It can be hard to find the words to express the love we feel toward those around us and for the things that make life worth living. In "Sacred Poems and Prayers of Love", readers will find numerous offerings that can be read and enjoyed whenever they wish to feel love's incredible power and to give thanks for it in all its manifestations.^"Sacred Poems and Prayers of Love" includes more than two hundred poems and prayers from around the world and the last five thousand years, gathered by one of the leading scholars in the United States. A recipient of a doctorate in theology and spirituality from Princeton Theological Seminary, author Mary Ford-Grabowsky has conducted research in eight languages in compiling this exciting collection of prayers and poems -- many of which are appearing in English for the first time and severalof which were written specifically for this volume by some of the world's foremost contemporary religious leaders, such as Tessa Bielecki and Andrew Harvey. Drawn from a variety of religious traditions -- Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and Christian -- and cultures -- Celtic, African, Indian, Native American, French, Irish, and English -- this book is a diverse gathering of the most beautiful declarations of love made through the ages by people around the world.^Pack
"Sacred Poems and Prayers of Love" is more than a collection of poems for a "beloved." It includes poems and prayers for friends, neighbors, family, the world around us, and God, in addition to poems for a "romantic" love. Chapters include "Love for Life and the Beauty of the World," "Love for a Beloved," "The Art of Spiritual Friendship," "Family Love," "Loving Another as Oneself," "Love in the Valley of Suffering," and "Love of the Holy One." ^^The book's comprehensiveness ties perfectly into the current trend toward spirituality in everyday life, and the importance of recognizing and celebrating love in all its manifestations. ^^The collection includes approximately 200 prayers from around the world and the last 5,000 years. In addition to prayers from each of the five major religions, the author has included Native American, Celtic and African poems and prayers, and prayers by contemporary religious leaders that have been written or translated specifically for this volum