To Pray And To Love

To Pray And To Love

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by Roberta C. Bondi
     
 

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To Pray and to Love is for all persons who want to pray but do not know how, who pray but feel uncertain about it, and who pray happily but want to grow more deeply. For those who have longing for prayer and yet have never prayed, the author offers some specific suggestions about attitudes, beliefs, and dispositions that get in the way of our prayer without us even

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To Pray and to Love is for all persons who want to pray but do not know how, who pray but feel uncertain about it, and who pray happily but want to grow more deeply. For those who have longing for prayer and yet have never prayed, the author offers some specific suggestions about attitudes, beliefs, and dispositions that get in the way of our prayer without us even noticing. Bondi also shares some of what the founders of early monasticism had to say about prayer and Christian love that she has found especially helpful over the years.

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Library Journal
Bondi offers a beautifully simple and profound account of prayer as the desert fathers saw it: integrally connected to love of God and neighbor, but also leading to introspection which facilitates spiritual growth. She begins with the teaching of the desert fathers about St. Paul's injunction ``pray without ceasing,'' and discusses monastic prayer and life. Next she discusses how prayer can help develop the image of God within the individual. Bondi then addresses current concerns about prayer, how to approach it, the need for self-development, and the need for deeper human relationship through prayer. She concludes by discussing the desire for God as fostered and fulfilled through prayer by God's grace. Recommended for seminary and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800625115
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
365,048
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

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Don E. Saliers
Drawing on the vast riches of early monastic writers, Roberta Bondi's book on prayer is real, salty, loving, and wise. She invites us to keep such company with early Christian sources as to illuminate a way of praying, living, and thinking about life in mutuality with God. Amid the welter of books on prayer and Christian spirituality, this one shines like Epiphany and will empower like Pentecost.

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This is a very good resource for anyone who is seeking to have a closer relationship with God and others around her/him in her/his life. You will find it helpful if you need to see what are those 'threat' or obsticles in you life,which you would like it to be a life of moving forward to God and each others in love. This book offers you some 'prescritions' by inviting you to learn form the teachings of ancient monastic Abba and Amma.