Creating a Life with God Paperback
The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices
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Introducing you to 12 prayer practices that will help you reflect, pray and focus in this practical handbook for believers
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Creating a Life with God
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- invite you to solitude and silence
- invite you to use your mind and imagination
- invite you to use your body and your creativity
- invite you to connect with nature and community.
You'll meet 'travelling companions' from history, such as Ignatius Loyola and Julian of Norwich - individuals and groups whose lives were illuminated by these ways of praying. An appendix offers step-by-step instructions for practicing the Jesus Prayer and the prayer of examen, for walking a labyrinth, praying with your body, and more - whether individually or as a group.
Daniel Wolpert is a church pastor in Minnesota, having taught adults and young people and led retreats in settings such as the Art of Spiritual Direction Program at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project. He also coordinates MICAH, a contemplative Christian centre providing a sacred space for those seeking to create a life with God.
Creating a Life with God by Daniel Wolpert was published by BRF in May 2014 and is our 15251st best seller. The ISBN for Creating a Life with God is 9780857462442.
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Creating A Life With GodMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
I'm not quite sure whether to best way to sum this book up as a lovely beginners guide to different prayer practises, or a fantastic little activity sampler—whichever it actually is it is nicely done.
Short simple chapters both explain the prayer activity in an easy to understand and grasp way, and are followed by a brief historical context highlighted through a proponent of the method (referenced to in the book as our 'travelling companion'). Then it includes some activities and insights into how to undertake the prayer activity. I like the fact that it tries to give methods for not only individual use of these activities but ways in which it can also be used where possible as a group activity too.
It's a really nice and well presented book that can make a wonderful guide to trying some ancient but relevant alternative methods of prayer, the appendix with it's individual and group step by step models for the practises make this a really helpful book that serves many purposes but would make for a great small group study series in my estimation.
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"As you read these pages, know that this is more than a guidebook'. It is an invitation to join Jesus in prayer. It is an invitation to recognise and tend the longing of your heart." - taken from the foreword by Mark Yaconelli.
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|Page last updated||21st October 2015|
|Author / Artist||Daniel Wolpert|
|Publisher||BRF (May 2014)|
|Number of Pages||192|