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Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness Paperback – January 1, 1984
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There are probably many reasons for the numerous readers of this work, including the fact that Brother David Steindl-Rast is a kind of hero in the retreat and talking world, a feat not to be belittled, for I came to know him by a tape I found meaningful: "We Dare to Say Our Father." Brother David is a Benedictine, and I have a reading list and a source for Benedictine books from the monastery New Camaldoli, Big Sur, California which I follow religiously. So you can say, I am reading required material. This is a good thing, for this book is a required text for Christians interested in the ideas of blessing and giving thanks to God, and in coming to some understandings about prayer which Brother David says, as quoted on the back cover, "God's will be done" I agree with the back cover statement, we are dependent on God's mercy. That is a religious thing to say, and this is a book for people interested in religious topics and understandings.
I think that you will find this a book on prayerfulness, too; that is one chapter title, "Prayers and Prayerfulness." I can think about this quote for a while, good advice from a man with a sense of proportion and humor: "Are my prayers a genuine expression of my prayerfulness? Do they make me more prayerful?Read more ›
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It speaks to every reader's needs in a wonderfully personal way.Published 2 months ago by Sharon Schiltz
Would recommend this book to anyone serious about getting closer to the heart of Jesus! As for me, it is not a "quick" read...more meditative.Published 6 months ago by R. Joyce
The title of the book states a lot. It is a book one ponders......Published 7 months ago by Marlene A. Payette
Great book that inspired our friend Henri JM Nouwen. Down to earth and powerful, moving and fresh. Delightful book for anyone on any spiritual questPublished 11 months ago by Chapman Clark
An excellent book on the general subject of prayer. I highly recommend this to anybody seeking to understand more about prayer.Published 11 months ago by James E. Strickland
This is a beautiful book for anyone who will take the time to read through some of the dense language to the poignant insights of this remarkable soul.Published 13 months ago by Suzanne L. Harris