Life of Prayer

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David C Cook, 2005 - Religion - 314 pages
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Her writings are more than 400 years old, yet Teresa of Avila continues to impact Christians with her fervent, passionate faith in God. the teachings of this sixteenth-century Spanish saint and mystic are practical enough for modern society because they are based on sheer devotion and holiness to God through prayer and common sense.

Edited by James Houston, a highly acclaimed scholar and pioneer in the field of evangelical spirituality.

 

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Contents

Preface to Victor Classics
7
Introduction by Clayton L Berg Jr
19
Teresas Early Years of Failure
39
Essentials for a Life of Prayer
63
Prayer as Faith and Fervor for God Alone
85
The Prayer Life as a Garden
109
The Interior Castle The Interior Life as Many
147
The Interior Castle Part 2
179
The Interior Castle Part 3
213
Practical Consequences of a Life of Prayer
245
A Guide to Devotional Reading
267
Scripture Index
297
Readers Guide
305
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About the author (2005)

Jim Houston (M.A., Edinburgh; D.Phil., Oxford) is founding principal, former chancellor, and emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of some forty books, including I Believe in the Creator, The Transforming Friendship, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire and The Mentored Life.

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