Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements [NOOK Book]

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Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Francis of Assisi, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. Teacher, artist, and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner offers concrete suggestions and guided contemplative exercises; for instance, she suggests that readers take time to "watch the sunrise or sunset and breathe in the beauty of the fiery sky. Contemplate what those beginnings and...
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Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements

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Overview

Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Francis of Assisi, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. Teacher, artist, and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner offers concrete suggestions and guided contemplative exercises; for instance, she suggests that readers take time to "watch the sunrise or sunset and breathe in the beauty of the fiery sky. Contemplate what those beginnings and endings have to say in your own life." Readers benefit from Paintner's extensive training in theology and Benedictine spirituality, as well as her unique work in bringing the expressive arts to spiritual direction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933495507
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 559,241
  • File size: 385 KB

Meet the Author

Christine Valters Paintner is the online Abbess for Abbey of the Arts , a virtual monastery offering classes and resources on contemplative practice and creative expression. She holds a PhD in Christian spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and earned her professional status as a registered expressive arts consultant and educator from the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She is the author of Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, a columnist for Patheos, a retreat leader, and a supervisor for spiritual directors. Christine lives out her commitment as a Benedictine Oblate in the heart of Seattle with her husband and dog.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    To deathstar

    Can i join the pack or i will leave if no reasponve

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Which pup(s) are not rp'd yet?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Emerals

    Aseleep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Amika, Harro

    Amika watched the pack.<p>
    Harro grumbled in boredom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    If you guy are here

    Hey its mystery im grounded so tell deepwater im fine

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    Posted November 27, 2013

    Blaze

    The alpha wold growls as he sees Farrah. He crouche don barking as he chased the wolf out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    MAIN CAMP

    Big clearing with a big round tree. Inside the tree is the Leaders den....but a branch is where I will speak.
    ~Deathstar

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    Posted November 27, 2013

    Splash

    Thank you she wimpers somewhat submissivley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Silver

    Her fur bristles. "We have to stay together." She barks, "we can't all go and get lost. Then who uld rescue? Strength in numbers."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    To Question

    Alpha male and female ~ Top wolves, in charge <p> Beta's ~ Co. Alpha's, helpers of alpha's <p> Packwolves ~ Normal wolves who do what they want as long as it has nothing to do with the alpha's or beta's rank <p> Omega's ~ The lowest rank

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    Posted November 29, 2013

    Akasha

    She lifted the pup and placed her by her mother

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