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Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Praying with Scripture

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The cornerstones of Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual practice—meditation and contemplation—are clearly explained in this simple guide to the Ignatian method with examples from the experience of practitioners and quotations from Catholic spiritual teachers. In the process, the deeper structure of the spiritual practice is illuminated, and advice about adapting it to individua ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by The Crossroad Publishing Company
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♥ Ibrahim ♥
I bought this book today because I want to strengthen my life of intimacy wit the Lord through prayer. What is there in Christian more than prayer? If you get to the heart of prayer you get to the heart of Christ directly. Now I have a Bible, how can I use it in prayer? This subject weighs always on me. Whenever a Muslim converts to Christianity and I want to disciple them I want them to use their Bible as an excellent tool of prayer. This book is so wonderful in that it shows us how to take a G ...more
Bob Price

Prayer can be one of the most difficult things to do. Finding new ways of prayer may help on the spiritual path and this is what I found by reading Meditation and Contemplation.

St. Ignatius developed a way to pray using Scripture. By utilizing the imagination, the reader can insert themselves into Scripture. While my Reformed bones scream at this, there is something to be said for attempting to use the Scripture while praying.

The book really deals with people's experiences using Ignatius' pray
Kevin Estabrook
A good treatment of Ignatius' methods of meditation and contemplation of Scripture. For anyone not familiar or comfortable with praying with Scripture, this book would make a good introduction. If i were to offer a course on praying with scripture, i would use this book as source material.
This is one of the most readable guides to Ignatian prayer that I've found. The real-life examples got a little long for me, but they worked to illustrate the stages of the prayer in a non-intimidating way.
While I found it covered Ignatius' points on meditative and contemplative prayer very well and was a quick read, I would have like to have seen a bit more both in style and substance.
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