Item description for Becoming Christ: Transformation Through Contemplation by Brian C. Taylor...
With clarity, wisdom, and wit, Brian Taylor offers a fresh look at contemplative prayer as the pathway to genuine healing and spiritual transformation. Taylor gives practical, how-to advice for those with a serious interest in contemplative prayer, and also explores its roots in the faith and traditions of the church. This book is itself the fruit of years of contemplative practice, and whether you are new to this form of prayer or an experienced practitioner, Taylor s insight, encouragement, and guidance will enhance and strengthen your efforts to draw nearer to the heart of God in prayer, and in doing so, become more fully conformed to the image of Christ."
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Studio: Cowley Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Cowley Publications
ISBN 1561012009 ISBN13 9781561012008
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More About Brian C. Taylor
BRIAN C. TAYLOR lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has been the rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church since 1983. He is married and the father of two grown sons. His previous books are Spirituality for Everyday Living: An Adaptation of the Rule of St. Benedict and Setting the Gospel Free: Experiential Faith and Contemplative Practice.
Reviews - What do customers think about Becoming Christ: Transformation Through Contemplation?
superbly balanced and insightful Nov 7, 2006
This book addresses contemplative prayer, in particular within the Jesus Prayer and lectio divina traditions, and is in my opinion the best guide to the theology and practice of contemplative prayer that I have read. What makes this book special is the realism and balance of Taylor's approach. He is aware of the trap of looking to spirituality as a way of avoiding life, but believes that a discipline of prayer should and can help one engage with life all the more. There are more sophisticated books out there, but there is plenty of sophistication in this book too, but it is lightly expressed. I recommend this book warmly.