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Being in Love: A Practical Guide to Christian Prayer

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Questioning the purpose of prayer the author shares the discovery of new ways to a prayerful life that is both meditative and active. His message is to surrender in love to God, to love God with one's own being through prayer. He demonstrates how to make prayer a place for both meditation and personal growth.
Paperback, 171 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Fordham University Press
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April Aasheim
It took me a while to 'get this' one. I read it years ago but kept it for some reason. Throughout the last ten years Ive picked it up again and again, and slowly it started seeping into my brain. Yes, I could assimilate my Christian views with Eastern thinking. The student (me) just wasnt ready to when I began the journey.

For writing, I'd probably give it three stars. For content, I gave it four because I found it very useful. Everyone will get something different out of it, and some will get no
Johnston, and Irish priest living in Tokyo for most of his life has a fresh way to weave Eastern prayer with Christian prayer and coming out with something very spiritual. He leans heavily towards contemplation or the prayer of quiet or prayer of the heart. I really enjoy reading his books.
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William Johnston, a Jesuit missionary living in Japan, has extensive knowledge both of Western spirituality and mysticism and also, through his experiences in Japan, of Eastern spirituality and mysticism, especially Zen Buddhism.

An authority on fourteenth century spirituali
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