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Seeking the Beloved: A Prayer Journey with St. John of the Cross [NOOK Book]

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Prayer is not just time set aside for God or the use of certain techniques—it is primarily an intimate relationship with God the Beloved. If we hunger for a prayer that is deeper than words and that we can bring to every part of our lives, no matter what we are doing, then we can turn to St. John of the Cross as our guide. Retreat master and author Wayne Simsic insists that while it’s easy to write off this saint as an otherworldly ascetic and mystic, he was actually a down-to-earth and wise administrator, poet, ...
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Seeking the Beloved: A Prayer Journey with St. John of the Cross

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Overview

Prayer is not just time set aside for God or the use of certain techniques—it is primarily an intimate relationship with God the Beloved. If we hunger for a prayer that is deeper than words and that we can bring to every part of our lives, no matter what we are doing, then we can turn to St. John of the Cross as our guide. Retreat master and author Wayne Simsic insists that while it’s easy to write off this saint as an otherworldly ascetic and mystic, he was actually a down-to-earth and wise administrator, poet, and artist whose writings have great relevance for us today.
In this book, Simsic helps readers discover the gift of contemplative prayer as unfolded by this Carmelite saint, whose longing for a deep intimacy and union with God can become our longing as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593254360
  • Publisher: The Word Among Us Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 735,123
  • File size: 938 KB

Meet the Author

Wayne Simsic leads seminars and retreats on spirituality, prayer, and the mystics as spiritual guides. He teaches in the Religious Studies Department and the Ministry Program of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Among the numerous books he has written are Praying Through Our Losses: Meditations for Those Who Are Grieving and Thomas Merton: An Invitation to the Contemplative Life.
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