Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life

Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life

by Lauralee Farrer, Clayton J. Schmit, Denise Klitsie
     
 

Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life takes the reader and the worshiper on an excursion into an ancient practice. While providing a sense of the monastic life from which it is drawn, the book also provides the opportunity for individuals or groups of people to enter into the Opus Dei, the work of God: a life of prayer to which monastics have been devoted since

Overview

Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life takes the reader and the worshiper on an excursion into an ancient practice. While providing a sense of the monastic life from which it is drawn, the book also provides the opportunity for individuals or groups of people to enter into the Opus Dei, the work of God: a life of prayer to which monastics have been devoted since the third century. With illustrations by artist Denise Louise Klitsie and poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Martina Nagel), Lauralee Farrer and Clayton Schmit have provided a resource that allows believers to engage in a twenty-four hour pilgrimage of prayer, joining those whose life's work is to pray without ceasing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608992782
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Art for Faith's Sake Series
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
1,045,114
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lauralee Farrer is an award-winning filmmaker and the president of Burning Heart Productions. She has been writing, producing, and directing professionally for over thirty years, and often lectures on issues of faith and art. She is the editor of Theology, News & Notes from Fuller Theological Seminary-a graduate institution for the study of theology, psychology, and intercultural studies.

Clayton J. Schmit is the Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Professor of Preaching and the academic director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. An accomplished choral music director and composer, his scholarly areas of expertise include homiletics, aesthetics of preaching and liturgy, and composing, conducting, and performing liturgical music.

Denise Louise Klitsie is a painter and illustrator who graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1989. She spent seven years with Walt Disney Feature Animation as a layout artist, art-directed the independent feature The Best Man in Grass Creek (1999), and was a cinematographer on the documentary film The Fair Trade.

Martina Nagel is a cinematographer and screenwriter, with her master's degree from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. She worked for twelve years on documentaries by the BBC, designed and ran script clinics with Spark Productions in London, and is a published writer and lecturer.

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