Item description for Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer by Mark E. Thibodeaux & Mark Link...
Overview This user-friendly book blends theory and practice, gently taking readers through the first steps of contemplative prayer. "Armchair Mystic" begins with the necessary details of time and place to pray, then presents the maturation of the prayer life in four stages. Step-by-step exercises provide concrete examples of how to use the concepts discussed.
Publishers Description This user-friendly book blends theory and practice, gently and concretely taking the reader through the first steps of contemplative prayer. Armchair Mystic begins with the necessary details of time and place to pray, then presents the maturation of the prayer life in four stages: Talking at God, Talking to God, Listening to God and Being With God. Each chapter begins with an Orientation and ends with a concluding summary. Step-by-step exercises throughout the book provide concrete examples of how to use the concepts discussed. Armchair Mystic will prove invaluable to individuals and small groups who are new to contemplative prayer, or who wish to deepen their experience of it. Also available as an audiobook
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Studio: St Anthony Messenger Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2001
Publisher ST ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
ISBN 0867164301 ISBN13 9780867164305
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark E. Thibodeaux & Mark Link
Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, serves as novice director for Jesuits in formation and is an acknowledged expert on the topic of prayer and discernment. He is a well-known speaker and the author of Reimagining the Ignatian Examen, God's Voice Within, God, I Have Issues, and Armchair Mystic. He lives in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
Mark E. Thibodeaux currently resides in Grand Coteau.
Reviews - What do customers think about Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer?
Highly readable Nov 9, 2006
This book is both well laid out, highly readable, well researched and authentically orthodox and historical in its presentation. Steers well clear of "new age" philosophy and TM reworks.
Basics to prayer life Jul 26, 2006
This book is like listening to a dear friend sharing with me his love for prayer and containing me with his passion for prayer.
A gem of a book Feb 14, 2006
I just could not put this book down! I read it in two sittings and plan on reading it again very soon. It is inspiring, practical, and quite funny. Father Thibodeaux obviously has an intimate relationship with God and through this book he gives the reader a glimpse of his own personal prayer life with appropriate tips, caveats, and anecdotes. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants an easy, step-by-step guide to a deeper prayer life.
My Favorite Intro to Prayer Jun 30, 2003
This is not a book to read, but to listen to. Its a great intro to an often misunderstood part of the Christian experience. It takes prayer out of its formulary Sunday morning approach and places it at the center of life, where it should be. This is a low impact, no wrong answers, don'[t worry if you don't get it the first time, way to worship God. I shared it with a friend at church who is involved with parish prayer groups and he's going to introduce it to them. It lends itself to a 12/14 week study in prayer and spirituality.
This book is a must-have for all Christians Jun 21, 2003
This book, as promised by the subtitle ("Easing Into Contemplative Prayer") gently teaches you to bring yourself into intimate conversation with God.