Presence and Encounter: The Sacramental Possibilities of Everyday Life

Presence and Encounter: The Sacramental Possibilities of Everyday Life

by David G. PhD Benner, Richard Rohr

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Presence and Encounter: The Sacramental Possibilities of Everyday Life by David G. PhD Benner

The most vital and significant moments in life are moments of encounter. Whether we encounter ourselves, others, or God, these moments let us know that life is meaningful. And presence is what makes encounter possible. When we are truly present, everything that has being becomes potentially present to us.

In this unique resource, David Benner invites us to live with more presence so we can know the presence of God more deeply in our lives. Drawing on over thirty-five years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, Benner examines the transformational possibilities of spiritual presence and encounter in fresh, exciting, and practical ways. He helps readers understand the personal and interpersonal dimensions of presence and encounter, revealing how they mediate Divine Presence and serve as sacraments of everyday life. His rich meditations are presented in a voice that is intelligent, compassionate, and engaging. The book includes end-of-chapter reflection exercises for individual or group use and a foreword by Richard Rohr.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441221506
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 457,944
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

David G. Benner (PhD, York University; postdoctoral studies, Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis) is an internationally known depth psychologist, author, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is a faculty member of The Rohr Institute's Living School for Action and Contemplation, where he serves as a master teacher. Benner has authored or edited more than twenty books, including Soulful Spirituality and Spirituality and the Awakening Self. He lectures widely around the world and has held numerous clinical and academic appointments. Visit his website at www.drdavidgbenner.ca.
David G. Benner (PhD, York University; postdoctoral studies, Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis) is an internationally known depth psychologist, author, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach who lives in Toronto, Ontario. Benner has authored or edited more than thirty books, including Soulful Spirituality and Spirituality and the Awakening Self. He lectures widely around the world and has held numerous clinical and academic appointments. For more information, visit his website at [www.drdavidgbenner.ca](http://drdavidgbenner.ca) or his Facebook page.

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by Richard Rohr, OFM
1. The Nature of Presence
2. Presence and Absence
3. Being Present
4. Three Laws of Presence
5. Contemplation and Presence
6. Discerning Presence
7. Clouded Presence
8. Luminous Presence
9. Presence and Influence
10. Encounter and Presence
11. Dialogue as Encounter
12. Transformational Encounters
13. Real Presence, Mystical Encounters
14. Encountering Divine Presence

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