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Praying with Icons
     

Praying with Icons

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by Jim Forest
 

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First published ten years ago, Praying with Icons has been widely recognized as a modern spiritual classic. Both for readers familiar with this tradition as well as newcomers, Forest describes the history and theology behind icons, how they are made, and how they are used as a guide to prayer. Icons, he shows, are not simply illustrations or "art" in the usual

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First published ten years ago, Praying with Icons has been widely recognized as a modern spiritual classic. Both for readers familiar with this tradition as well as newcomers, Forest describes the history and theology behind icons, how they are made, and how they are used as a guide to prayer. Icons, he shows, are not simply illustrations or "art" in the usual sense, but aids to prayer and contemplation, windows on the divine. Drawing on a rich selection of classic and contemporary icons, he offers a series of meditative reflections on some of the most typical images, including Christ, Mary, and the saints.

About the Author:
Jim Forest, a convert to the Russian Orthodox Church, lives in Alkmaar, the Netherlands

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570757587
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
218
Sales rank:
357,868
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Praying with Icons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LAWC More than 1 year ago
This book gives the reader incite as to how and why Orthodox Christians view/incorporate icons in their lives. As an Orthodox Christian, I found a new perspective on icons; the details found in different icons, details on the painting of icons. Very fascinating read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who is Ledy and why don't we have a review of Jim Forest's excellent book, "Praying With Icons"?