Come to the Quiet: The Principles of Christian Meditation

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Within the heart of Christianity lies a rich tradition of meditation and contemplation. In Come to the Quiet, John Michael Talbot explores these roots and offers daily practices and exercises to help readers bring this tradition into their everyday lives.

While millions of Americans have discovered the ancient wisdom of Eastern meditation practices, the valuable tradition of meditation within Christianity has been greatly overlooked. Now, with this book, Christians eager to look...

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Overview

Within the heart of Christianity lies a rich tradition of meditation and contemplation. In Come to the Quiet, John Michael Talbot explores these roots and offers daily practices and exercises to help readers bring this tradition into their everyday lives.

While millions of Americans have discovered the ancient wisdom of Eastern meditation practices, the valuable tradition of meditation within Christianity has been greatly overlooked. Now, with this book, Christians eager to look to their own faith in order to discover the spiritual, psychological, and physical health benefits of meditation will have a valuable resource to which they can turn. An influential thinker within the Catholic Church who has touched millions with his hauntingly beautiful, meditative music, Talbot brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this important subject.

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Although best known as a composer and performer of religious music (he has sold more than four million albums), Talbot is also the author of 14 religious books (e.g., The Lessons of St. Francis). Here he draws on his experience as a quasi-hermit and as a man in the world to explore the roots of Christian meditation and contemplation, offering exercises that will make meditation accessible to most readers. Talbot has woven his personal experience throughout the book, detailing his own spiritual journey and attaching specific religious substance to a particular form of prayer. Despite his use of meditation methods developed in the non-Christian East, Talbot's focus is specifically Christian; he applauds the Dalai Lama's advice that Christians not shrink from the uniqueness of Christ in some ill-advised attempt to make Jesus relevant to nonbelievers. Revealing and readable, this work is particularly recommended for church libraries, campus ministry libraries, and libraries with a notable circulation in books on Christian spirituality. David I. Fulton, Coll. of St. Elizabeth Lib., Morristown, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Although best known as a composer and performer of religious music (he has sold more than four million albums), Talbot is also the author of 14 religious books (e.g., The Lessons of St. Francis). Here he draws on his experience as a quasi-hermit and as a man in the world to explore the roots of Christian meditation and contemplation, offering exercises that will make meditation accessible to most readers. Talbot has woven his personal experience throughout the book, detailing his own spiritual journey and attaching specific religious substance to a particular form of prayer. Despite his use of meditation methods developed in the non-Christian East, Talbot's focus is specifically Christian; he applauds the Dalai Lama's advice that Christians not shrink from the uniqueness of Christ in some ill-advised attempt to make Jesus relevant to nonbelievers. Revealing and readable, this work is particularly recommended for church libraries, campus ministry libraries, and libraries with a notable circulation in books on Christian spirituality. David I. Fulton, Coll. of St. Elizabeth Lib., Morristown, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585421442
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

John Michael Talbot has sold more than 4 million albums and Billboard magazine has named him the #1 male Christian recording artist. Founder and General Minister of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, he is the author of The Lessons of St. Francis and The Music of Creation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2004

    Wonderful Book Detailing a Forgotten Discipline

    John Michael Talbot is one of the most profoundly spiritual people among us today. From this deep spiritual walk comes his book 'Come to the Quiet.' It is a practical, informative, and immensely helpful book in discovering the discipline of Christian meditation. Christianity has all but forgotten this ancient path and the church is the worse for it. In our busy, fragmented, and lonely world, John has given us a tool for finding refreshment and inner strength. The benefits of this book will be longlasting and clearly evident for those who read and actually take the time to practice what it teaches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2003

    Not for the Born-Again Believer

    I want you to know that I have been blessed with John's music for over a decade now and find it very moving. So much so it was one of the items I carried with me on my move to Israel. That said , when I saw he authored a book I thought it would be in alignment with his music , and some would argue it is . However I found it very compromising to the Gospel of Christ , and having some practicle understanding of meditation before becoming a believer I would not recommend his practices no matter how much you enjoy his music. Sorry John , it just is to unitarian for me.

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