Item description for The Lost Art of Meditation : Deepening Your Prayer Life (Closer to God) by Sheila Pritchard...
A refreshing and inspiring book to help readers deepen their prayer life and, through it, their relationship with God
This book deals with the objection that meditation is either eastern or new age and therefore dangerous and shows that biblical, Christian meditation can take you closer to God.
Publishers Description Deals with the objection that meditation is either eastern or new age and therefore dangerous and shows that biblical, Christian meditation can take you closer to God. This book contains chapters which cover various different approaches to meditative prayer, including communication, meditation on the move, and when words won't do.
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Studio: Scripture Union
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.81" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.29 lbs.
Release Date Nov 9, 2007
Publisher SCRIPTURE UNION
ISBN 1859996434 ISBN13 9781859996430
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More About Sheila Pritchard
Sheila Pritchard lives in Auckland, New Zealand where she leSheila Pritchard lives in Auckland, New Zealand where she lectured at the Bible College for 20 years. She is now self emctured at the Bible College for 20 years. She is now self employed and is a regular contributor to our Closer to God Bibployed and is a regular contributor to our Closer to God Bible reading guides. She encourages others in their spiritual le reading guides. She encourages others in their spiritual journey through teaching, writing and personal mentoring. journey through teaching, writing and personal mentoring.
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Eye Opening Sep 23, 2006
Sheila Pritchard's "The Lost Art of Meditation" is a book for those wishing to explore different ways to communicate with God, and especially with various ways of hearing God communicate with them.
The book is not that long, (and this is actually a positive point), and focuses on some very practical issues. The chapters include details on what Pritchard calls "holy reading", meditations using the imagination, (developed by Ignatius Loyola, actually), hearing God vias creation and a whole host more.
The book is littered with sections called "Try It". In these little parts, Pritchard gives some pointers on how to get started in the methods previously described, sometimes giving some advice on which Biblical bits to start with. This makes the application a little easier.
Perhaps the thing that surprised me most is how much, (according to this book), I actually pray during the day, (I had never considered it "prayer"). There may be some who find themselves actually looking at the own suppposed lack of prayer life, and being surprised by how much they actually do.
The author sometimes repeats herself overly much, and this was a bother in a couple of places. However, it should not detract from the value of the book for those looking for greater depth in their faith and relationship with God. This is a thoroughly recommended read, and it will take little time to get through. The time invested will more than pay off in the rewards gained.