We all hurt in various ways–pain from childhood, unspoken fears, memories that remind us of loss–but Anthony Delisi, a Trappist chaplain, teacher, and retreat leader for nearly sixty years, shows us how to bring all of these to God as we learn to pray “in the cellar.” This engaging guide to contemplative prayer will take you through the depths of what it really means to follow Jesus’s instructions for prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.” Fr. Delisi encourages us to accept Jesus’ invitation to enter our interior cellar and in the darkness let our fears come to the surface. Along the way, he also shares his own experiences and reflections on his own journey toward discovering God’s deepest healing, and love. This inviting and helpful book is for all of us who have had trouble praying because of memories, family, loves, and concerns.
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 [...]
A Prayerbook for Orthodox Young Adults The very popular prayerbook for Orthodox youth, Hear Me, has now been revised to include more prayers, answer more questions, and tackle additional difficult subject matter that our young people are constantly faced with. At 4” x 6” the prayerbook is designed to fit their lifestyles better, in a [...]
People from all faiths and none at all find in the prayers of the mystical traditions expressions that speak to their deepest needs. Whether appealing for knowledge, seeking a sense of the love of God, or about asceticism, questions and doubts, or contemplation and action, each of these prayers (from Christian and other religious tradition [...]
Anyone who prays, or has tried to pray and given up in discouragement, knows praying really praying is not easy. Praying consistently seems almost impossible. Too often and too easily, prayer becomes a burden: one more item on an already overcrowded to-do list. Failing to pray becomes a source of guilt and stress as we [...]
The Imitation of Christ is a devotional book. The Imitation of Christ is perhaps the most widely read Christian devotional work next to the Bible. It is regarded as a religious classic. Its popularity was immediate and stunning as soon as it was published in the fifteenth century. It was edited 745 times from 1650 [...]