Manifesting God

Manifesting God

by Thomas Keating
     
 

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This insightful book is about the principles of contemplative prayer-the retreat into the "inner room" mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 6:6, where the individual is able to meet God. In the inner room, the silent space in which God unloads the burdens and false selves that govern our individuality and our daily lives, God acts as a divine therapist, healing us and…  See more details below

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This insightful book is about the principles of contemplative prayer-the retreat into the "inner room" mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 6:6, where the individual is able to meet God. In the inner room, the silent space in which God unloads the burdens and false selves that govern our individuality and our daily lives, God acts as a divine therapist, healing us and forcing us to recognize how many barriers we put up between ourselves and an authentic relationship with God. The process whereby this happens is the foundation of centering prayer-a technique of prayer that Keating and other contemporary mystics have revived out of the ancient mystical traditions of the Desert Fathers and the medieval mystics.

Abbot Keating explores in this book what it means to enter the inner room and the transformation that takes place there. It explains the guidelines of centering prayer and offers advice on how to develop the relationship more deeply.

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Library Journal
Abbot Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer movement, is the author of several other books, including Open Mind, Open Heart and Intimacy with God. His latest is, even more than Keating's previous writings, a primer in the method of "centering." Centering should precede any effort at contemplative prayer, which can be defined as a virtual retreat into "the inner room," a sort of private prayer that allows for deep communion with God. This accessibly written handbook should prove popular with many readers. For most collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590560853
Publisher:
Lantern Books NY
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
139
Sales rank:
749,104
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.39(d)

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