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Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer (original 1994; edition 2009)

by Thomas Keating

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A book on prayer by the monk who founded the Centering Prayer movement.
Title:Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer
Authors:Thomas Keating
Info:The Crossroad Publishing Company (2009), Edition: Third edition, Paperback, 176 pages
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A poetic and accessible introduction to the method of Centering Prayer, this guide explains its origins, theological basis, and psychology by drawing on the writings of important Catholic figures, such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, and significant texts, such as The Cloud of Unknowing. Describing the theological basis for the Centering Prayer while staying rooted in the heart of a practice that is very personal and intimate, the study explores how harmful attitudes and beliefs about God can distort a positive relationship with the divine. With a careful balance of both Christian and Buddhist philosophy, the volume also discusses the psychological barriers and levels of resistance that contemplatives must face and bolsters seekers with supportive practices like Lectio Divina (holy reading) and praying the rosary. Updated to include a new foreword, this revised edition of a much loved classic is sure to inspire a deeply intimate experience with God.
  StFrancisofAssisi | Oct 8, 2019 |
Thomas Keating provides a profound and readable introduction to contemplative prayer. Writing in a deliberate, effective style, he conveys the importance of centering prayer as a means for getting to the heart of one's true self and to God's divine presence. He shares the technique, the theology, the psychology, and the path. ( )
  jpsnow | May 25, 2008 |
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This book describes the unfolding experience of contemplative life that grows as the false self and the accompanying sense of separation from God recedes.
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