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Drawing on Barry's experience as a Jesuit and a spiritual director, this reflects the Ignatian approach to spirituality, with its active use of imaginative faculties, in contrast, say, to Basil Pennington's method of imageless prayer. Exploring prayer as a conscious, dynamic relationship with God, Barry discusses contemplative approaches to nature and Scripture, emotional self-awareness, and ways of transcending ambivalence or outmoded images of God. Reassuring and easily accessible. EC
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Teachings on prayer can be a disappointment. Content can be banal and a rehash of things one learned in early childhood. But Wm. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lawrence W. Meegan
Reading this with an open heart and mind just might change how you pray and how you relate with God. It is written clearly and compellingly and invites you to pray.Published 17 months ago by S. Weisgram
Provdes a generally non-formulaic way of praying. Fr. Barry writes in plain language. Best taken in small, reflective doses. I plan on rereading it from time to time.Published 20 months ago by HankMan
A thought provoking read with down to earth suggestions. Barry suggests thinking of God as a personal friend, an everyday companion, as well as God almighty. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rivers Books