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David Steindl-Rast: Essential Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters)

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In these writings monastic wisdom meets the spiritual questions and hungers of our age. "Much of our life may be a wandering in the desert lands, but we do find springs of water. If what is called 'God' means in the language of experience the ultimate Source of Meaning, then those moments that quench the thirst of the heat are moments of prayer."

David Steindl-Rast (b. 1926
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Paperback, 172 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Orbis Books
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Ryan Greer
May 02, 2015 Ryan Greer rated it liked it
Enjoyable overall yet a little simplistic at times. Brother David hits on some topics that are really close to my heart, including thoughts on prayer and what it should look like in day-to-day life, as well as the great gap of difference between being alone and loneliness (which is why he and I both share a love for Rainer Maria Rilke and T.S. Eliot.

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There are occasions when it is time for something, whether you like it or not. And if you come only fi
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Katherine Collins
May 05, 2014 Katherine Collins rated it it was amazing
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Please allow me to introduce you to Brother David, a Benedictine monk with close ties to Paul Tillich and Thomas Merton. I’ve heard him speak several times, and he is both a brilliant philosopher (in the most intellectually rigorous sense) and a brilliant spiritual leader (in the most genuine and inspiring sense). His central concept is gratefulness – not in a glitter and unicorns way, but in a deeply rooted, action-oriented way.
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Dec 12, 2013 E Williams rated it it was amazing
Excellent compilation of excerpts from one of my favorite writers. It also includes some excerpts from interviews and speeches I had not previously seen.
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BROTHER DAVID STEINDL-RAST (b. 1926) is one of the most well-known spiritual teachers in the world. Born in Austria, he came to the United States after receiving his PhD in Psychology from the University of Vienna. As a member of the Benedictine Order of Catholic monks, he is known for pioneering work in interfaith dialogue (especially between Christianity and Buddhism), his promotion of the ...more
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