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Death is Academic
Death is Academic
Price: $3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful setting, awesome heroine, January 20, 2013
This review is from: Death is Academic (Kindle Edition)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The heroine of Death is Academic, Devyn, is smart, down-to-earth, and totally relatable. I could easily picture myself doing the same things she does as she tries to make sense of this crazy situation. The southern Idaho setting is gorgeous; the Snake River Canyon is rich enough to be a character all by itself. The author, Dianne Anderson, has added a new mystery novel to the West without making it "a western," but rather by rooting the scene firmly in place while creating a universal heroine. At $3.99 on Kindle it's a steal--don't pass this book up.

Praying With the Body: Bringing the Psalms to Life (Active Prayer Series)
Praying With the Body: Bringing the Psalms to Life (Active Prayer Series)
by Roy DeLeon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.15
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completes Prayer with Full-Body Involvement, May 3, 2009
Catholics have long been known for "pew aerobics." Stand up, kneel, sit down, hands in prayer position, head bent, stand again. But how many of us stop to think about why? What does it mean? Why do some people kneel and others lift their hands up, outstretched, to the Creator? Are there times when one prayer position might be more appropriate than another?

In this book, Roy, a Benedictine Oblate, brings a richness and depth to body prayer that goes far beyond a set of folded hands and a set ritual. He asks us to stretch our bodies, thereby opening our heart and breath to a greater understanding of the link between our physical, created selves and our spiritual, ethereal selves. I believe that understanding this link in a more complete way will help us do what we are called to do on this Earth: be dedicated stewards of creation.

Roy's message is one of abundance in expression, and the book itself is beautiful. Small, artfully drawn figures lead you through the prayer sessions, and the spine is cleverly designed to lie (mostly) flat at the page you are using. The text and drawings leave plenty of room for personal interpretation, and yet provide concrete guidance to those new to whole-body prayer. I highly recommend it, even for non-Catholics and those who have never tried yoga-inspired meditations before. It's a gorgeous path to living life in the glow of the Divine.

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