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Art and Prayer

Art and Prayer
  • Author : Timothy Verdon
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  • Release Date :2019-10-22
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781640604230
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Summary : Prayer is natural for human beings, a spontaneous impulse common in all people. Yet, beyond instinct, there is a kind of prayer that's conscious and articulate, that we have to be taught. There is an "art of prayer," when faith and prayer become creative responses by which creatures made in the image and likeness of the Creator relate to him with help of the imagination. Timothy Verdon explores these essential interactions in this magnificent book. Richly illustrated, Monsignor Verdon explains that images work in believers as tools that teach them how to turn to God. Art and Prayer explores these interactions in detail, demonstrating that prayer can become a fruit of the sanctified imagination - a way of beauty and turning to God.

Contemplative Vision

Contemplative Vision
  • Author : Juliet Benner
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  • Release Date :2011-01-21
  • Total pages :181
  • ISBN : 083083544X
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Summary : "It is hard not to say `I told you so.' The first time I read Juliet Benner's `Oh Taste & See' column for Conversations journal I knew she had a rare gift for seeing---what others may miss---and describing---in a way that touches the soul---and I was pretty sure a wonderful book would follow. Here it is!" Gary W. Moon, executive editor of Conversations Juliet Benner was trained as a visual artist, so when she became a spiritual director, she found it natural to begin showing people how to meditate on Christian art treasures that are rooted in a passage of Scripture. She taught a way of encountering the Word behind both the words of Scripture and the artist's meditation on Scripture. This became a way of seeing art as an aid to contemplative prayer. In each chapter of this book you'll encounter a passage of Scripture and a corresponding piece of art. You'll be guided into deeper levels of meaning and reflection through the text and the questions at the end of each chapter. In the process you'll find yourself entering into a new experience of prayer and meditation in God's presence. "This is a beautiful and inspiring work that will help you reflect and respond to God not just with your mind but also with your heart and soul." Ruth Haley Barton, author of Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership "A delightful and lavish feast, it left me hungry for more!" Margaret Guenther, author of Holy Listening

A Child's Book of Prayer in Art

A Child's Book of Prayer in Art
  • Author : Wendy Beckett
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Combines well-known religious paintings with explanations of what is happening in each image and how the pictures can be used as a way of "listening" to God and learning simple lessons

Art and Prayer

Art and Prayer
  • Author : Mary Charles-Murray
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :62
  • ISBN : 9781860826405
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Summary : The Catholic Church, with its particular understanding of how art should relate to faith and spirituality, has commissioned and inspired some of the most beautiful works of art the world has ever seen. This booklet goes to the root of what good devotional art is, how it should work, and the feelings it should inspire. It also explores the effect that different styles of Christian devotional art have had on modern and contemporary art, and why the estrangement of the Church from the artistic world has left both sides much the poorer.

The Art of Public Prayer

The Art of Public Prayer
  • Author : Lawrence A. Hoffman
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1893361063
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Summary : For laypeople and clergy of any denomination. Examines how and why religious ritual works or doesn't. Uses social science, theology and common sense to explain the key roles symbolism and liturgy can play in meaningful and fulfilling communal worship."

Mary and the Art of Prayer

Mary and the Art of Prayer
  • Author : Rachel Fulton Brown
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  • Release Date :2017-11-21
  • Total pages :629
  • ISBN : 0231543719
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Summary : Would you like to learn to pray like a medieval Christian? In Mary and the Art of Prayer, Rachel Fulton Brown traces the history of the medieval practice of praising Mary through the complex of prayers known as the Hours of the Virgin. More than just a work of comprehensive historical scholarship, the book asks readers to immerse themselves in the experience of believing in and praying to Mary. Mary and the Art of Prayer crosses the boundaries that modern scholars typically place between observation and experience, between the world of provable facts and the world of imagination, suggesting what it would have been like for medieval Christians to encounter Mary in prayer. Mary and the Art of Prayer opens with a history of the devotion of the Hours or “Little Office” of the Virgin. It then guides readers in the practice of saying this Office, including its invitatory (Ave Maria), antiphons, psalms, lessons, and prayers. The book works on several levels at once. It provides a new methodology for thinking about devotion and prayer; a new appreciation of the scope of and audience for the Hours of the Virgin; a new understanding of how Mary functions theologically and devotionally; and a new reading of sources not previously taken into account. A courageous and moving work, it will transform our ideas of what scholarship is and what it can accomplish.

The Art of Prayer

The Art of Prayer
  • Author : Igumen Chariton
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  • Release Date :1997-07-31
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : 9780571191659
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Summary : A spiritual anthology drawn from the Greek and Russian traditions, concerned in particular with the most frequently used and best loved of all Orthodox prayers--the Jesus Prayer. Texts are taken chiefly from the letters of Bishop Theopan the Recluse, along with many other writers.

The Art of Prayer

The Art of Prayer
  • Author : Timothy Jones
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  • Release Date :2011-08-17
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0307551342
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Summary : “I often shrink from books about prayer, because they usually produce in me feelings of inadequacy. I was delighted to find Tim Jones to be a sympathetic, not intimidating, guide. He writes with humility, clarity, and practicality–exactly the qualities I want in a book on prayer.” –Philip Yancey Revised and Expanded Edition with Study Guide Included “Timothy Jones…guides us into a life of prayer not by cramming us with knowledge and technique, but by quietly returning us to simplicity of soul and the presence of God.” –Eugene Peterson Something within us wants to grow closer to the God who loves to relate to us. But we often hesitate. Even though we have a desire to pray, questions nag us: Can I pray when I feel distant from God? Is it okay to ask God for help in “little” things? What do I do when I don’t know what to say? What sense can I make of seemingly unanswered prayer? How do I keep growing closer to God? In The Art of Prayer, Timothy Jones honestly shares his own struggles with prayer and invites you to be honest–and hopeful–as well. Offering biblically wise, warmly instructive explorations of our questions, Jones considers how you can become fluent in the world’s simplest language: talking with God. Includes a full-length inductive Bible study guide on prayer, ideal for small groups or individual readers. “…wisely human, spiritually practical, and wonderfully interesting.” – the late Lewis Smedes, author of My God and I “…luminous prose and…lucid insights.” –Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art of Prayer

The Art of Prayer
  • Author : Харитон (игумен.)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1966
  • Total pages :285
  • ISBN : 9780571068999
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The Art of Prayer

The Art of Prayer
  • Author : Kenneth E. Hagin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1992-03-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780892765188
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Summary : The chapters in this important handbook on the lost art of prayer cover such subjects as: praying for your nation, interceding for the lost, praying for de-liverance, groanings in the Spirit, fasting, and pray-ing for those in sin.

The Art of Praying

The Art of Praying
  • Author : Romano Guardini
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  • Release Date :1995-10
  • Total pages :162
  • ISBN : 9780918477347
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Summary : Everything you need to know about prayer. Perfect as an introduction to prayer or as a guidebook for those who already pray this book offers down-to-earth guidance on every aspect of prayer. Learn to overcome distractions, meditate well, and much more!

Medieval Texts and Images

Medieval Texts and Images
  • Author : Margaret M. Manion,Bernard J. Muir
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  • Release Date :2019-07-12
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 0429582617
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Summary : Originally published in 1991, Medieval Texts and Images is a collection of essays which critically examines medieval manuscripts. The book contains a wide range of contributions, the first examines the relationship of the Légende Dorée and its relationship to the aristocratic patrons who commissioned these manuscripts; the second scrutinises the tradition of French illumination as it was developed in Paris in the so-called Bedford Master’s workshop in the 1420s. The text examines liturgical texts of the medieval period and written and liturgical contributions to Renaissance art. Other contributions include an investigation into the written scroll within the painted composition, comparing various compositional and thematic functions in the depiction of a Crucifixion and a study of Christian vernacular poetry. This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the use of text and image in medieval literature.

Prayer: Forty Days of Practice

Prayer: Forty Days of Practice
  • Author : Justin McRoberts,Scott Erickson
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  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0525653058
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Summary : A simple yet profound guide to facilitate the instinctively human desire to pray. We pray because we are human, not because we are religious. Something in our nature points beyond itself; something in us searches for and desires personal connection with God. Although communicating with our Creator through prayer is innate, the effective practice of it often feels just beyond our reach. This unique book guides you to pray in deeper and more authentic ways. The short prayers and thought-provoking imagery, interspersed with contemplative reflections and suggested practices, will stir, inform, and encourage you. The simplicity of the prayers and the aesthetic appeal of the images will inspire people in every facet of life, including those with no real religious background at all.

God Moments

God Moments
  • Author : Andy Otto
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  • Release Date :2017-04-07
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 159471648X
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Summary : Where do you seek God? Are you waiting for him to appear in a monumental, life-altering event? In God Moments, Catholic blogger Andy Otto shows you how to discover the unexpected beauty of God’s presence in the story of ordinary things and in everyday routines like preparing breakfast or walking in the woods. Drawing on the Ignatian principles of awareness, prayer, and discernment, Otto will help you discover the transforming power of God’s presence in your life and better understand your place in the world. Andy Otto found God’s presence in surprising moments during his life—when, as a Jesuit scholastic, he taught children in Jamaica and also as he discerned the call to marriage with his wife. By combining elements of Ignatian spirituality with the lessons that came from his experiences, Otto identified three practices that helped him find God in all things: Awareness—Gain an understanding that God is present in the ordinary messiness of our lives such as battle with depression or sharing in the struggle of a friend. Prayer—Develop a prayer life using Ignatian practices such as asking for a morning grace and examining how your prayer was answered at the end of the day. That way you can focus on a personal relationship with God that finds everyday physical activities such as making a meal as an opportunity to talk to him. Discernment—The more you are aware of God’s presence and draw closer to him in prayer, the better you can learn how to plug into God’s narrative of the world in a way that enables you to participate in the divine story through the use of your gifts and talents. With God Moments as a guide, you’ll have a better understanding of how to seek personal wholeness in the reality of God’s presence in the ordinary and learn to accept his invitation to participate in his transformation of the world.

Lectio Divina--the Sacred Art

Lectio Divina--the Sacred Art
  • Author : Christine Valters Paintner
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  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :206
  • ISBN : 1594733007
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Summary : Break open this ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply for God's voice in sacred texts. Drawing on her own experience as a monk in the world, Christine Valters Paintner introduces the foundations for a practice of lectio divina. She closely examines each of the four movements of lectio divina as well as the rhythm they create when practiced as a process.

The Lost Art of Praying Together

The Lost Art of Praying Together
  • Author : James Banks
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : 9781572933514
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Summary : Rediscover the lost art of praying together as author James Banks explains the amazing things that happen when God’s people pray and enjoy life-transforming blessings.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, ... Together with the Psalter ...

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, ... Together with the Psalter ...
  • Author : Church of England
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1737
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN :
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Touching the Sacred

Touching the Sacred
  • Author : Chris Thorpe,Jake Lever
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  • Release Date :2010-01-01
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781848250246
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Summary : In this imaginative and rich prayer resource, words and images come together powerfully to create a versatile collection of contemporary liturgies. They have previously made an impact at Greenbelt, where the authors have created a 'sanctuary space' for reflective prayer using this material. The icon-like images of hands are inspired by biblical figures and sequences: Angel hands invite us to explore our calling to bring God's word into today's world,the hands of the Magi bearing gifts enable us to discern our own giftedness,Christ's hands as he faces his own death invite us to recognise the reality of living and dying and repair our relationships,a jester's hands celebrates the liberating effects of the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost.Fresh and strikingly relevant, these liturgies can be used for alternative worship, by individuals, prayer groups, by retreat and quiet day leaders looking for new material. In each liturgy there is a mono thumbnail of the image, which links to the CD colour images that can be projected on to a wall or printed for individual use.

Prayer - The Art of Believing

Prayer - The Art of Believing
  • Author : Neville Goddard
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  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :38
  • ISBN : 3849618730
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Summary : Prayer is the master key. A key may fit one door of a house, but when it fits all doors it may well claim to be a master key. Such and no less a key is prayer to all earthly problems. Contents: Chapter 1 - Law Of Reversibility Chapter 2 - Dual Nature Of Consciousness Chapter 3 - Imagination And Faith Chapter 4 - Controlled Reverie Chapter 5 - Law Of Thought Transmission Chapter 6 - Good Tidings Chapter 7 - The Greatest Prayer

Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in Art

Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in Art
  • Author : Patrick Flanagan,Maryanne R. Rennell
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  • Release Date :2015-03
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9780984796618
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Summary : "JESUS CHRIST & THE VIRGIN MARY IN ART: A VISUAL PRAYER BOOK & ART ANTHOLOGY" is a distinctive new religious art book. It is a stunning 334 page 9" by 11" hardcover printed on 70 lb. bright white glossy paper which totally enhances the true colors of each marvelous painting. This comprehensive collection of 280 incredible oil paintings truly becomes a strong personal conduit for reflection and compelling inspiration for an intimate closeness with Jesus Christ and The Virgin Mary. Readers will learn about the life and art career of 36 master religious artists, their distinctive art styles, historic perspective and enjoy many of their finest religious artwork created from 1200 A.D. to the early 1900's A.D. It is as much an interesting learning experience in art history, distinctive painting styles and historic perspective as it is a heartening study of important religious artwork and creating a new channel to reaching God. The creation of this book began with a goal of producing a stunning visual anthology of the best artwork--some rarely seen---of the most talented religious artists including El Greco, Giotto, Caravaggio, Raphael, Rubens, Duccio, Angelico, Bellini, Grünewald, Botticelli, Bosch, Mantegna, Van der Weyden and many more and encouraging a VISUAL meditational focus on the paintings while praying or reflecting. Traditional, centuries-old Christian Meditation involves reading bible passages, and fervently reciting prayers to reach a meditative state. This VISUAL PRAYER BOOK takes Christian Meditation to a new beautiful sensory level by combining the focusing of all our senses on the vivid images while praying--all leading to a stronger channel to absorb the love and strength of Jesus and The Virgin Mary and allows our being to be totally one with the painting. The 280 oil paintings are presented as a "window" or a "meeting place" of our mind and soul between ourselves and God. We hope that readers may find a capacity to move through and beyond to "contact" God in a direct, personal way-- creating a time of communion in which you may be inspired, healed, reconciled, challenged, and nourished. Meditating with art---particularly religious art--is a practical devotional tool that is highly portable. The presence and strength of God is all around us, all the time. The creativity of these spiritual paintings powerfully reaches us throughout our being. What emerges from the artist touches the viewer. The viewer opens to the spiritual realities the image presents. The image unites the artist and the viewer----and GOD AND OUR SPIRITUALITY IS AT THE CENTER. Here is what noted art historian, best-selling art author and PBS host of art history broadcasts; Sister Wendy Beckett once observed: "I knew that if we really looked at all spiritual religious art, we would see that it draws us into something greater than ourselves, something beyond, something other... .. -- AND THAT SOMETHING IS GOD!" The Voice of God is often "heard" through image rather than sound. Hidden within the silent metaphors of artistic impressions, whispers of the Holy Spirit can be recognized and sensed. This section of Oasis dedicated to meditating with art, strives to distinguish these whispers in an atmosphere of artistic beauty and solitude. "Every genuine art form -especially paintings---in its own way is a path to the inmost reality of man and of the world. It is therefore a wholly valid approach to the realm of faith, which gives human experience its ultimate meaning." Candace Loheed said "Resting the mind can be accomplished by meditation, and also by artwork, which allows the intuition to flow: the conscious mind recedes. Meditation and artwork at their best complement each other, and true things emerge." This book truly brings together the appreciation of beautiful religious artwork and its importance in reaching a closer to connection to God by focusing on the artwork and praying.