- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne (April 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061874175
- ISBN-13: 978-0061874178
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality Hardcover – April 5, 2011
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From the Back Cover
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.
About the Author
Norris J. Chumley is an Emmy Award-winning executive produce, director, and author whose work has been featured on PBS, NBC, ABC, A&E, USA, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and HBO/Cinemax. Chumley holds a Ph.D. in theology and the arts from Union Theological Seminary. He is a featured columnist for the Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com and the executive producer and director of media for the Columbia University Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.
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Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
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Just be reminded that it is more of a travel book than a how-to book.