For nearly two millennia, the holy menand women of Eastern Christianity havebuilt lives of reflection, humility, andconstant connection to God around asimple sentence, the Jesus Prayer. Now,Norris J. Chumley—a documentarian andprofessor—reveals the history, practices,and abiding wisdom of this mysticaltradition to the rest of the world.
Chumley traveled to some of the earlyChurch’s holiest sites with the VeryReverend Dr. John A. McGuckin, a priestand professor—to St. Anthony’s Monasteryin the Egyptian desert and St. Catherine’sMonastery on Mount Sinai, to convents inTransylvania and to monasteries in Russia,the Ukraine, and Greece—in search ofChristianity’s first mystical tradition andits modern-day practitioners. The monksand nuns he met taught him how to movethrough the stages of the Jesus Prayer, andhow it can foster an unceasing, and everdeepening,conversation with God.
Enriched with stunning color photographsof these holy sites, where photography israrely allowed, Mysteries of the Jesus Prayerreveals the powerful theology packed intothis prayer’s few words.
This is a very inspiring and insightful book about the Jesus Prayer. I could not put it down as I read it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Average Wyo dude
This book merely provides information from monastics who practice the prayer and experience its power. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Somsen
If you want to know about the ancient Jesus Prayer this book may help introduce you to it.
Just be reminded that it is more of a travel book than a how-to book.
A very personal book recounting one man's adventures in the quest to find out more and more about the Jesus Prayer ("Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Peter J. Chudoba
I have been faced over the past few years with several tragedies, in my own life and the lives of friends and family. At times like that it is hard to pray. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Brandy Buenafe
The book is excellent for anyone seeking a better understanding and use of the Jesus Prayer. It is a great help in learning the importance of grounding oneself in prayer.Published 20 months ago by Joy
I bought this book after seeing the documentary on TV. I really enjoyed learning more and the descriptions of their travels were very interesting. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Newbieinnc
A very good book to read I enjoyed it a lot of good think that are in it thank youPublished 23 months ago by richard bollini
"For at least 1,700 years this seemingly simple prayer has been the cornerstone of the spiritual life of countless monks and nuns of the Eastern Church. Read morePublished on February 28, 2012 by Greg Smith (aka sowhatfaith)