Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 304 pages
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Enter a Monastery Without Walls

Christian Meditation introduces an ancient practice to a contemporary audience. James Finley, a former monk and student of Thomas Merton, presents the fundamentals of both understanding and practicing Christian meditation. He provides simple, helpful instructions, as well as explaining the deeper connection with the divine that meditation can bring. Above all, he makes clear that the aim of meditation is to allow us to experience divine contemplation -- the presence of God.

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This is an interesting book and I did learn from it some things about meditation – what it is like and the how of it. But there are two big reservations that I have about it: First, it tends to focus ... Read full review

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Finley, a former Trappist monk and student of Thomas Merton, has written a very fine study of the practice of Christian meditation, considering--among many other matters--the importance of simple ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

James Finley is a former Trappist monk who studied closely with Thomas Merton. He is the author of Thomas Merton’s Palace of Nowhere. He is now a renowned psychological and spiritual counselor in Santa Monica, CA, who leads retreats and workshops on a regular basis throughout North America.

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