Letters to Jacob Paperback

Mostly About Prayer

by John-Julian;

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Letters to Jacob

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For thirty years, Fr. John-Julian has practiced contemplative prayer daily as a monk of the Order of Julian of Norwich. The book is a record of letters of advice written to a young seminarian who was interested in investigating the practical dimensions of the contemplative way for himself, full of questions: "What is all this contemplative prayer people are talking about these days? I never heard anything about that back in my parish. Is this really part of the Christian tradition or some New Age import from Buddhism or some other -ism?" The answering letters have been edited, re-written, expanded, and polished into Letters to Jacob: Mostly About Contemplative Prayer (with a nod to C.S. Lewis)-a rare look at the contemplative life from the inside, with a series of cautions and warnings based on the realities of the contemplative way, not some intellectual concept. It faces into the unpopular but essential dynamics that few others have dared to present, with all the masks removed. There are a few theological side trips as well, exploring subjects like the nature of God, sin and repentance, salvation, good liturgy, the keeping of rules, and the spiritual value of bad posture.

Letters to Jacob by John-Julian was published by Paraclete Press in January 2016. The ISBN for Letters to Jacob is 9781612616865.

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Details for Letters to Jacob

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherParaclete Press (January 2016)
Number of Pages96
Thickness6 mm
Height178 mm
Width121 mm
Product Code4457054
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