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About the Author

Morwood is a former priest with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. He is still involved in Adult Faith formation and has spoken extensively to groups in both Australia and the United States.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Orbis Books; First Edition edition (January 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570755310
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570755316
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Though Morwood has, in some ways, fallen out of favor with the Church's hierarchy, this work is a thoughtful and didactic exploration of our perspectives on our Faith. It makes a fundamental difference in the practice of our Faith, if we view God as 'everywhere' or 'up there'. This work - in a way reflective of non-Christian faiths - makes its way earnestly and thoroughly through the pertinent questions.
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Worth reading for all Christians who want to integrate their beliefs into the new Universe Story. Inspiring and Informative. useful for group prayer sessions.
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This is a neat little prayer book that provides prayers that offer a renewed understanding of the Gospels in light of today's world. It is a wonderful supplement if you enjoy his other books and if you are interested in learning to pray in a new way that still honors traditional prayer styles.
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Those familiar with Michael Morwood's writing will appreciate this thoughtful, useful collection of prayers for eucharistic celebrations and other occasions for two reasons. First, they stem from his recognition of the need to describe and celebrate the Christian story in modern terms. Further, he encourages users not only to employ his words in public or private prayer but also to reflect on the topics he chooses (seasons and circumstances both liturgical and human) so as to include their own thoughts and feelings. No doubt some consider this author's work too "non-traditional" or even "scandalous." My choice of descriptor is "essential" because without Morwood's insight and sensitivity the story and the faith it purports to sustain will become more and more stale to an increasingly thoughtful public. Yes, it is a struggle to move beyond concepts and vocabulary when they go back millenia and that does not mean we ought to just consider it a lost cause. Thanks to this brave soul for showing us it's worth the effort.
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The author gently moves the reader to the window of the box we all live in to look beyond what we have always presumed to be the way to pray. How do we think about God? The new story arising from knowing ourselves gives depth to faith in ways we may never explore on our own, without a book such as this. God is present. How is God present? What does it mean to speak or pray to God? Who has not wondered how does prayer work actually? What changes when I pray? Let go of magical thinking and bravely consider what Morwood has to share with us.
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This is a book of prayers, not TO a distant God, but to bring oneself into fuller participation in a God-permeated universe. It is well written, but without a certain lyrical beauty of language that the content of the thought suggests to me. However, I would recommend it to anyone seeking a God in whom to live and move and center his/her being.
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This book puts the New Cosmology into meaningful action with suggestions for prayer and good reflection material. I highly recommend it for adult faith formation classes looking form ways to pray the new understanding of God's creative action in the universe.
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Not every poet speaks to every person but Morwood speaks to me. This book is useful for a variety of situations including corporate worship.
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