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Contemplative Bible Reading: Experiencing God Through Scripture (Spiritual Formation Study Guides)
Richard Peace

NavPress, 1998

This study guide will help you learn to hear God's voice as you explore different Bible passages and meditate and act on the truth of the Bible. • Personal study between meetings • 8 lessons


Contemplative Prayer (Image Classics)
Thomas Merton

Image, 1971

In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive ...


Contemplative Vision: A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer
Juliet Benner

IVP Books, 2010

While working as a docent in an art gallery, Juliet Benner began showing people how to meditate on Christian art treasures that are rooted in a passage of Scripture. She taught a way of encountering the Word behind both the words of Scripture and the artist's meditation on Scripture. This became a way of seeing art as an aid to contemplative prayer. This process resulted in her much-beloved "O Taste and See" columns that appeared in the ...


Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning
Daniel P. Barbezat, Mirabai Bush

Jossey-Bass, 2013

Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding; help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills; support students’ sense of connection to and compassion for others; and engender inquiries into students’ most profound questions. Contemplative practices are used in just about ...


Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials: Enriching Your Practice with Buddhist Psychology
Karen Kissel Wegela

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A basic guide for all therapists to incorporating simple Buddhist principles for optimal therapy effectiveness. Both Western psychotherapy and the Buddhist spiritual path are journeys toward increased self-awareness, understanding, and well-being. By drawing on the Buddhist psychological teachings, Contemplative Psychotherapy provides a deeper, richer approach to client work, one that can greatly enhance and expand a clinician’s therapeutic ...


Contemplative by Design: Creating Quiet Spaces for Retreats, Workshops, Churches, and Personal Settings
Jane J. Young, Gerrie L. Grimsley

Upper Room, 2008

It's hard to hear oneself think in today's culture much less refresh one's soul. Sights and sounds - from ads placed on the back of toilet doors to loud ringtones or cars pulsing with bass - assault us every day. Peace and quiet seem out of place in 21st century everyday life. It's time to mute the cacophony. Meaningful and serene contemplative silence is possible. And it doesn't require an expensive trip to a spa. "We yearn for rest, and our ...


Contemplative Prayer
Thomas Keating

Sounds True, Incorporated, 2004

"The Cloud of Unknowing" is one of Christianity's enduring mysteries-a meditative state where God is experienced on the deepest interior level. On Contemplative Prayer, Father Thomas Keating introduces you to the uplifting system of Centering Prayer, a revival of the contemplations practiced in the cloisters and monasteries of Europe since medieval times. This complete three-CD session covers: the contemplative path and true freedom; four steps ...


On Prayer and The Contemplative Life, 2012

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Contemplative Druidry: People Practice and Potential
Dr. James Nichol

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Contemplative Druidry is an evolving aspect of modern Druidry. Rather than talking in purely abstract terms, this book focuses first on the experience of people practicing contemplative Druidry now. Only then does it look at the bigger picture and draw conclusions for the developing spirituality of modern Druidry as a whole. 'Contemplative Druidry' takes the five months of March-July 2014, and offers a snapshot of how 15 practitioners of Druidry ...


Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus (Youth Specialties)
Mark Yaconelli

Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2006

“Contemplative Youth Ministry is refreshing rain for dry youth workers and barren youth ministries. More than the same old youth ministry tips and tricks, it gives principles and practices to soak in God’s grace, love, and power. I wish I had read it 15 years ago.” - Kara Powell, Ph.D., executive director, Center for Youth Ministry and Family Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary “Mark invites readers to be encountered by the presence ...


Contemplatives in Action: The Jesuit Way
William A. Barry, Robert J. Doherty

Paulist Press, 2005

In this enlightening book, William Barry and Robert Doherty explain just what makes Jesuits tick. Through an exploration of Jesuit spirituality--what makes it different from other spiritualities, even Ignatian spirituality--they help readers understand this religious order that has played a significant role in the life of individuals, of communities and of cultures. They demonstrate that at the heart of Jesuit spirituality lies a set of ...


Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser
Lewis Richmond

Gotham, 2012

The bestselling author of Work as a Spiritual Practice presents a user’s life guide to aging well and making every year fulfilling and transformative. Everything changes. For Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude ...


Contemplative Provocations
Father Donald Haggerty

Ignatius Press, 2013

A great many religious people undertake a serious dedication to prayer. They are moved by a longing for a deeper encounter with God that beckons them as a distant light at night on the sea. Yet far fewer become true contemplative souls, for it is difficult to continue the quest for God in the face of many obstacles. For those who are spiritually courageous and full of desire for God, this book will provoke them to persevere in this ultimate ...


The Contemplative Life
Joel S. Goldsmith

Citadel, 1998

Joel Goldsmith, an internationally known spiritual leader, has here brought fresh insight to the practice of contemplation and meditation in everyday living. This is a guidebook to attainment of inner peace and joy for those who are seeking a way to live a full and complete life here and now. How the mind can transcend its apparent limitations and become what it is intended to be, an instrument for the free flowing of the Spirit, is ...


Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness
Christine Valters Paintner, Lucy Wynkoop

Paulist Press, 2008

Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness offers a unique prayer resource that provides a thorough grounding in the different moments of the lectio experience: listening, reading, savoring, responding, and then contemplating God s Word. It will act as a guide for those who have a desire to pray more deeply into this ancient practice and invites readers into a spirituality that encompasses a way of being with God and the whole of life. ...


Contemplative Aging: A Way of Being in Later Life
Edmund Sherman

Gordian Knot, 2010

In modern societies people are expected to remain “activity-oriented” in their later years, rather than change to a more contemplative, spiritual, and peaceful way of living. The latter, however, is ideally-suited to people in later life and offers many healthful benefits. Dr. Sherman explains why this is so in Contemplative Aging—a book that shows the way to add a different and deeper dimension to the activity-oriented image of older age ...


Contemplative Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines

State Univ of New York Pr, 2014


The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction
Eugene H. Peterson

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1993

Peterson, who has been gaining a growing reputation as a "pastor's pastor", speaks words of wisdom and refreshment for pastors caught in the busy-ness of preaching, teaching, and "running the church". Chapters include poetic reflections on the Beatitudes, advice on spiritual direction "between Sundays", and the language of prayer.


Traveling Your Road to Joy (Bridges to Contemplative Living With Thomas Merton)

Ave Maria Press, 2011

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton gently leads participants on a journey toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life. Each eight-session booklet provides an introduction to Merton and contemplative living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, and questions for small group dialogue. In Traveling Your Road to Joy , participants examine joy in its innumerable facets. ...


A Contemplative Approach to Understanding World Religions: C. G. Jung as Phenomenologist of the Soul
Blake W. Burleson

Spring Journal, Inc., 2014

How does one understand a religion not one's own? In our politically and culturally diverse and divisive times, where religious identities create tension and conflict internationally and in our own backyards, Blake Burleson addresses this most relevant of questions. Inspired by the psychology of C. G. Jung, Burleson pioneers a contemplative phenomenology which values both the paticularity and universality of the world's religions. In an age in ...



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