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A Listening Heart: The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness [Paperback]

By David Steindl-Rast (Author), Brother David Steindl-Rast (Author) & Matthew Fox (Introduction by)
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Benedictine monk, Brother David, has travelled the world to deliver words of peace. This precious book was praised by Saint Anthony's Messenger Magazine for being "...not just one of the better books on the spiritual life but one of the really great ones."

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In this book, Brother David Steindl-Rast, who has been a monk for more than 50 years, argues that every sensual experience--whether the joy of walking barefoot or the fragrance of the season--should be recognized as a spiritual one.

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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Pages   125
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.44"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1999
Publisher   Crossroad Classic
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0824517806  
ISBN13  9780824517809  


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Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1926. He received his PhD from the University of Vienna in 1952 and moved to the United States. In 1953 he joined a Benedictine monastery in the Finger Lakes area of New York, where he still lives today as a senior member. Brother David has been a contributor for several volumes and periodicals, including the Encyclopedia Americana and New Age Journal. His many books include Gratefulness: The Heart of Prayer, A Listening Heart, and The Music of Silence, which was cowritten with Sharon Lebell, as well as writing the introduction to Words of Gratitude for Mind, Body, and Soul, published in fall 2001 by Templeton Press.



David Steindl-Rast currently resides in Big Sur, in the state of California.

David Steindl-Rast has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Crossroad Book
  2. Modern Spiritual Masters
  3. Paraclete Poetry


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Sacred Sensuouness   Nov 15, 2005
A Listening Heart is subtitled The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness. This subtitle really gives the meat of the book. Brother David helps us to understand the sacredness of sensual experienes - taste, sight, hearing, touch and smell. He carefully makes his case that we can come in touch with the the divine by becoming more fully aware of our reaction to sensual stimuli. The book is very well and clearly written.

I gave it four stars because of the chapter entitled Mirror of the Heart. I found this chapter rather obtuse - maybe because I am not a great fan of poetry. However, the book would have been better without this chapter. That's my two cents worth.
 
incredible truths for living  Feb 21, 2000
this book is packed with truths on how to live a life of great joy; just reading it brings meditative joy; deep reading, take slow and enjoy;not for the self helpers, unless spiritual
 

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