hether your spiritual life is in shambles or your faith is robust, whether you attend church or not, are angry at God or resting in God’s embrace, you will discover in this book a path to authentic faith sifted through intense joy and disheartening loss, through breathtaking experiences and the nearly hidden reality of the Spirit tucked away in everyday life. In Holy Spirit, I Pray, you’ll meet the Holy Spirit as you never have before—in prayers of uncanny candor and surprising beauty. Each raw, honest prayer is accompanied by the Scripture texts that inspired it.
By Fr. Anthony Bloom This book has established itself as a modern spiritual classic for Orthodox as well as other Christians. It is written by an Orthodox Archbishop for people who have never prayed before and has been read and loved by persons at all levels of spiritual development.
Father Jack sparks has drawn upon several versions of a classic sixteenth-century treatise, “Spiritual Combat,” originally written to guide monks in their labors to attain union with God. Though Western in origin, the profound spiritual insights of “Spiritual Combat” were recognized by Eastern writers such as Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and Saint Theophan the [...]
Although the literary form is poetry, this is a book about the spiritual life. Think of it as an armchair visit to a monastery. Focused around monastic themes, it speaks to the spiritual seeker and curious bystander alike by presenting a range of spiritual experiences in accessible language. The poems are grouped according to a [...]
This is a book for those of us who are struggling to establish an effective prayer life. Written neither for monastics or scholars, A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer speaks to the average man or woman on the street who desires a deeper relationship with God but is unsure how or where to begin. Drawing from [...]
For those who have experienced a sudden and terrible loss, it is important to realize that you don’t have to do the things one normally associates with prayer to actually be connecting with God in a way that’s prayer-like. Just sit still, if you like. Grieving people often find themselves doing a lot of sitting [...]
A Beginner’s Guide to Spirituality Spirituality is in! Monks go platinum with recordings of chant, and books on self-help spirituality overflow supermarket bookracks. But what is the meaning of true spirituality? Aren’t we all a little confused? Genuine spirituality keeps us in balance with God, our neighbor, and the material world. Fr. Michael Keiser walks [...]