Original Prayer Paperback
Themes from the Christian Tradition
by Lavinia Byrne;
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Treasures from the Orthodox tradition come to us through the ‘Jesus Prayer’, as timeless as history itself. The chapter on the Taize community leads to the theme of pilgrimage in chapter six, while music and art too have a contribution to make and we learn to use both when coming into the presence of God. Then there is a chapter about online prayer and the book’s title is given fresh force. The final chapter retreats from cyberspace and faces the really difficult question of how we pray when we are ill. Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life’ (John 11.26). How do we prepare ourselves to face eternal life?
Original Prayer by Lavinia Byrne was published by SPCK in August 2008 and is our 25323rd best seller. The ISBN for Original Prayer is 9780281059997.
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Original PrayerJackie Scott, via The Good Book Stall
With the author coming from a very different church background to my own, I had wondered whether this book would catch me at all. I was encouraged to find that although this is what I would call a traditional book, looking at the lives and prayer lives of a number of saints such as Francis of Assisi and Benedict, and prayer lifestyles for example Taizé, the author is aiming to encourage everyone into prayer in whatever style suits them. The final chapters deal with prayer styles for the modern age – prayer through art, and cyberspace and this opens other possibilities to us. She is not advocating one particular style over another, rather encouraging exploration into the way we talk with God. At the end of each chapter is an opportunity to exercise the prayer style of the person illustrated so it is a practical book as well as theoretical. Not all styles would suit everyone, but when we get stuck in a rut in our own devotional lives, this small volume gives a chance to see how others developed in their faith and how they encouraged others in prayer – many of them gave their whole lives to the worship of God.
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Details for Original Prayer
|Page last updated||24th March 2016|
|Author / Artist||Lavinia Byrne|
|Publisher||SPCK (August 2008)|
|Number of Pages||160|