Item description for Prayer of the Heart: A Journey Through the HeART with Visual Prayer by Kelly Conkling Schneider...
Overview Down through the centuries, people of faith have known that prayer has many languages, and not all of them have words. Here in this book readers will learn to use art as a way to open up a deep conversation with God. It opens readers to new possibilities: the art they create here is the visual result of an experience with God through visual imaging. Readers will find a variety of drawing techniques and media, and ways of dialoguing with the images they create.
Publishers Description Down through the centuries, people of faith have known that prayer has many languages, and not all of them have words. Here in Prayer of the HeART, readers will learn to use art as a way to open up a deep conversation with God. This book is not about "art" in the sense of making pretty pictures, or even about expressing an experience of God. Rather it opens readers to new possibilities. The art they create here is the visual result of an experience with God through visual imaging. Those who use this technique invite God to be the director, writer, and artist of their hearts as they are introduced to the concept of "heart spirituality." Prayer of the HeART is a wonderful exploration- for both the experienced artist and the novice- of the role of creativity in the life of prayer. Readers will find a variety of drawing techniques and media, and ways of dialoguing with the images they create. Each chapter, developed around a theme, features a visual exercise and a way to journey deeper into the heart of God.
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Morehouse Publishing
ISBN 0819221686 ISBN13 9780819221681
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A new interpretation of an ancient idea or discipline Aug 10, 2006
Kelly Schneider Conkling is an Episcopal priest in the diocese of West Texas and a frequent leader of retreats and workshops on prayer with art. In "Prayer of the HeART", she draws upon her experience and expertise to create a devotional guide to a very special prayer method that employs exercises of visual imaging to aid in communication with God. Techniques of visual prayer and journaling are described and taught through simple exercises. Chapters are developed around themes taken from the work of a fifth century monk named Macarius. Illustrations show what different individuals have experienced in their exercises and prayers. "Prayer of the HeART" is a new interpretation of an ancient idea or discipline. The reader is invited to create art as a result of experience of God, through visual imaging. Thus they become familiar with the concept of heart spirituality. "Prayer of the HeART" is especially commended for those engaged in Christian dialogue, meditation, prayer and reflection.