The Purpose of this book is to present both writers contemplative thoughts on prayer as practiced by the Holy Orthodox Church , which follows and uses ancient Biblical text. (34 pages / 5.50×8.50)
The beginnings of prayer arise from the longing of the heart to know God, to rest in Him Who showed His love upon the precious Cross, to abide in the fullness of communion with Him. In the present book a primer on prayer Archimandrite Irenei first prepares the ground by helping us to count 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 [...]
In the earliest centuries of faith, Christians in the deserts of Palestine and Africa sought a short prayer that could be easily repeated, in order to acquire the habit of “prayer without ceasing.” The result was The Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.” This jewel of Eastern Christianity aims [...]
Allow the Mother of Jesus to teach you new ways to pray. This new series of books is designed to open up the meaning of one ancient way of Christian prayer in a relatively short amount of time. In Praying with Mary you will discover: • The mother of Jesus—in all of her simplicity and [...]
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 [...]
What is prayer, and why should we pray? In this previously unpublished collection of late writings, Robert Llewelyn, one of the wisest spiritual teachers of our time, offers advice and insights from a lifetime of spiritual experience, including the lessons we can learn from Julian of Norwich.