The Essence of Prayer: Foreword by Sister Wendy Beckett

The Essence of Prayer: Foreword by Sister Wendy Beckett

by Ruth Burrows OCD, Sister Wendy Beckett
     
 

Prayer is a word we take for granted but what do we mean by prayer? Almost always when we talk about prayer we refer to something we DO. But Burrows argues that our Christian knowledge assures us that prayer is essentially what God DOES.

And what God is doing for us is giving us the Divine Self in love. This is the vision of a contemplative nun who contradicts

Overview

Prayer is a word we take for granted but what do we mean by prayer? Almost always when we talk about prayer we refer to something we DO. But Burrows argues that our Christian knowledge assures us that prayer is essentially what God DOES.

And what God is doing for us is giving us the Divine Self in love. This is the vision of a contemplative nun who contradicts the heresy of so much modern spiritual writing. The growing fascination in the contemplative and monastic life is evidence of the profound appeal of this approach.

For this there is a real hunger. Ultimately, we live for God and not for ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860124252
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Burrows is a Carmelite Nun from Quidenham in Norfolk, UK. She is the author of a number of bestselling books including Guidelines for Mystical Prayer and Essence of Prayer.

Sister Wendy became a nun at the age of 16, went on to live for nearly 20 years as a hermit, and then was exposed to the world in a successful television career as the 'art nun'. She is the author of over 20 books with art as the main theme. She continues to live a cloistered life, devoted to prayer.

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