Active Meditations For Contemplative Prayer
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About "Active Meditations For Contemplative Prayer"
This beautiful gift book contains over 140 brief selections from four of Father Keating's most popular works, including the best selling Open Mind, Open Heart. An application of this book is using it as a 'minute book,' a recommendation of Father Keating's. He suggests one carry in pocket or purse a 'series of short readings-a sentence or two, or at most a short paragraph-from your favourite spiritual writers or from your own journal that reminds you of your commitment to Christ and to contemplative prayer.' In the midst of a busy day, when one finds a 'stray minute or two,' Father Keating recommends reading a few lines and reflecting. This book constitutes a splendid minute book for those for whom Father Keating's writings are both inspiration and guide. Keep it by your bedside, tuck it into a shopping bag or briefcase.
Meet the Author
Thomas Keating, founder of the centering prayer movement, is an author, teacher, and monk who has worked for many years to foster understanding among the world's religions. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, Father Keating has served at monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts. He currently directs retreats in the practice of Centering Prayer, a cornerstone of contemporary Christian contemplative practice. He is the author of the best-selling Open Mind, Open Heart, Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, St. Th r se of Lisieux, Manifesting God, The Transformation of Suffer