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A Short Method of Prayer

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This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the eReaders, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the eReaders, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices wit

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Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference (first published September 1st 2007)
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Glen Grunau
May 19, 2014 Glen Grunau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dallas Willard is viewed by many as a modern-day prophet for interior spiritual formation over exterior behaviour modification. Dallas often said that his ideas were not new and challenged his readers to examine ancient writers of centuries past to discover the foundational ideas on which he based his teaching. Few ancient writings capture the essence of his ideas better than this little book.

This book is not simply a treatise on spiritual formation, but also a masterpiece on the simplicity of
Mattandbecky Hancock
Some good thoughts on prayer, but more experiential than biblically based and hard to follow. The author also presents a skewed understanding of sanctification overemphasizing surrender to God and letting Him do all the work to the neglect of our part of "working out our own salvation." There are other books on prayer that cover what she does, but more clearly and accurately (i.e. The Pathway of Prayer by Chadwick).
Ash Giri
May 29, 2014 Ash Giri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a tragedy that Guyon is not more widely read and respected.
Oct 13, 2014 Hope rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A remarkable book.
Nov 08, 2015 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Talks about self-love and the self. How to become closer to God we need to learn to deny ourselves. Also mentions the matter of meditating on His word and praying His word. Focus on quality of prayer - until the soul has no feeling then move on. Don’t cut the enjoymnet of that Word short.
Feb 19, 2012 MaryJS rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Written by French mystic Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-guyon (1648-1717), this is a translation of her work which was eventually banned by the Church. It describes her method
of connecting with God which was also eventually seen as heretical.
Lori Galaske
After reading the first seven chapters, I skimmed the rest of the book. Having read several other books by Jeanne Guyon, I found this one was much like the others, meaning I probably would have liked it if it was all new to me.
Starts off well enough but veers off course. Three or four stars for writing style, but dropped from two stars to one star for content in the last few minutes of listening to this audiobook.
Nov 28, 2013 Audrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This amazing little book found me at a most needful and desireable time on my journey!
James Rhodes
May 09, 2015 James Rhodes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting insight into to personal spirituality.
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Now I need to read what her opponents had to say.
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Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon) was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism.
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“Whatever truth you have chosen, read only a small portion of it, endeavouring to taste and digest it, to extract the essence and substance thereof, and proceed no farther while any savour or relish remains in the passage: when this subsides, pick up your book again and proceed as before, seldom reading more than half a page at a time, for it is not the quantity that is read, but the manner of reading, that yields us profit.” 1 likes
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