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Contemplative Vision : A Guide To Christian Art And Prayer


by Benner Juliet

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      Benner Juliet

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      Intervarsity Press (IVP)

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      January 2011

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      Contemplative Vision : A Guide To Christian Art And Prayer

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      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 spiritual formation journal Conversations, now expanded into this book. In each chapter you'll encounter a passage of Scripture and a corresponding piece of art. You'll be guided into deeper levels of meaning and reflection through the text and the questions at the end of each chapter. In the process you'll find yourself entering into a new experience of prayer and meditation in God's presence.
      About the Author
      Juliet Benner is a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Acolyte in the Anglican Church of Canada, previously serving for many years as an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Canada. She is much in demand as a retreat and workshop leader, travel in recent years taking her to Singapore, Malaysia, Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Benner has taught high school English and Art, and worked as a Teaching Leader with Bible Study Fellowship, International. While raising her family, she trained and worked as a calligrapher. She has also worked in art education, serving for 12 years as a Docent at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Canada). Her primary training in spiritual direction was at St. Josephs Centre for Spirituality (Hamilton, Canada). She has since served as a Consultant in Art and Spirituality at the Carey Centre of the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre (Hong Kong) where she also provided spiritual director and lead retreats. When she is not overseas, she lives with her husband on Vancouver Island. She also provides e-mail based spiritual direction to people from around the world.


      • Author

        Benner Juliet

      • Book Format


      • Publisher

        Intervarsity Press (IVP)

      • Published

        January 2011

      • Weight


      • Dimensions

        141 x 211 x 15 mm

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      • ISBN-10


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      • Author/Creator: Benner Juliet

      • ISBN: 9780830835447

      • Publisher: Intervarsity Press (IVP)

      • Release Date: January 2011

      • Weight: 277g

      • Dimensions: 141 x 211 x 15 mm

      • Eden Code: 3995538

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