Art and Prayer

Art and Prayer
Author: Timothy Verdon
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 9781640604230
ISBN 13: 1640604235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Prayer Book Review:

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.

Mary and the Art of Prayer

Mary and the Art of Prayer
Author: Rachel Fulton Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 629
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780231181686
ISBN 13: 023118168X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary and the Art of Prayer Book Review:

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.

Contemplative Vision

Contemplative Vision
Author: Juliet Benner
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2011-01-21
ISBN 10: 083083544X
ISBN 13: 9780830835447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplative Vision Book Review:

"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

The Art of Prayer

The Art of Prayer
Author: Timothy Jones
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN 10: 0307551342
ISBN 13: 9780307551344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Prayer Book Review:

“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

The Art of Healing Prayer

The Art of Healing Prayer
Author: Charles R. Ringma,Mary Dickau
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-12-10
ISBN 10: 0281075670
ISBN 13: 9780281075676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Healing Prayer Book Review:

In The Art of Healing Prayer, Charles Ringma and Mary Dickau invite us to enter the realm of God’s curative love to aid those seeking the wholeness of Christ. Implicit in this invitation is the understanding that we have opened up our own lives to God’s healing grace. For this is a costly ministry, in which precious time and resources will be required of us as we pray biblically, imaginatively and sensitively for someone who may be on a very difficult journey to restoration. Although often carried out behind the scenes of much of the Church’s activity, the healing ministry is one of joy and transformation. A person released from long-standing inner woundedness – from the prison of reaction, bitterness, self-pity, self-protection and fear – is one who can grow to inhabit new wide spaces of love and forgiveness. In turn, they may become a source of goodness and healing, as the ‘magic’ of God’s grace results in eddies of life-giving love for others.

The Art of Prayer

The Art of Prayer
Author: Харитон (игумен.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 9780571068999
ISBN 13: 0571068995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of Disruption

The Art of Disruption
Author: Paul Fromberg
Publsiher: Seabury Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-04-16
ISBN 10: 1640653694
ISBN 13: 9781640653696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Disruption Book Review:

As the Church considers prayer book revisions, discover new ways of bringing prayer to life. In many liturgical churches, it seems that the prayer book confines—more than frees—the transformational potential of worship. Drawing on his experience at St. Gregory of Nyssa, Paul Fromberg encourages us to question the assumption that there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” of using prayer books. Instead, he encourages readers to pay attention to doing worship well and engaging worshippers’ desire to be transformed. This book is for those who plan and lead worship, as well as those who are curious about the ways that worship is transformative in people’s experience. Additionally, fans of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church will discover more about the ways in which this ground-breaking congregation has engaged the work of liturgical disruption and trusted in the transformative potential of the liturgy for more than forty years.

The Art of Letting God

The Art of Letting God
Author: Mizi Wahid
Publsiher: Iman Publication Sdn Bhd
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN 10: 9832423686
ISBN 13: 9789832423683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Letting God Book Review:

Do you feel overwhelmed right now with all the pressures and uncertainties of life? Does the thought of your past failures, failed relationships and negative labels drag you down? Have you ever wished that you could just leave everything behind and start fresh? Are you ready to finally let go, move on and live a happy and joyful life? If you keep bringing negative baggage from yesterday, it will eventually poison your future. You may have had an unfair past, but the truth is, you don’t need to have an unfair future. You may have had a rough start in your marriage, your business, your career – but it’s not how you start that matters most, it’s how you finish. Let us begin the exploration of your journey towards “surrending” in this book. And may we all find the strength to let go, the capacity to forgive, and the faith to move on.

A Child s Book of Prayer in Art

A Child s Book of Prayer in Art
Author: Wendy Beckett
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002399609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Child s Book of Prayer in Art Book Review:

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

Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in Art

Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in Art
Author: Patrick Flanagan,Maryanne R. Rennell
Publsiher: Giclee Creative Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-03
ISBN 10: 9780984796618
ISBN 13: 0984796614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in Art Book Review:

"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.

Prayer Forty Days of Practice

Prayer  Forty Days of Practice
Author: Justin McRoberts,Scott Erickson
Publsiher: WaterBrook Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0525653058
ISBN 13: 9780525653059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prayer Forty Days of Practice Book Review:

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.

May It Be So

May It Be So
Author: Justin McRoberts,Scott Erickson
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0525653082
ISBN 13: 9780525653080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May It Be So Book Review:

Combining prayers in two languages--words and images--this contemporary prayer guide will help you spend time in conversation with God. As people of faith, we all struggle at times to sustain a flourishing prayer life--a loss felt all the more keenly in these times of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. This unique book offers a timeless solution for the spiritual and skeptical alike. Combining story-driven reflections with visual and written prayers, this simple 40-day prayer guide will help you reconnect with God as you rediscover your own ongoing conversation with Him. Using the familiar refrains in the Lord's Prayer as a guide, this groundbreaking resource invites you to reconnect with God creatively and organically.

The Art of Public Prayer

The Art of Public Prayer
Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1893361063
ISBN 13: 9781893361065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Public Prayer Book Review:

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."

The Art of Prayer

The Art of Prayer
Author: Meryl Doney
Publsiher: Dimensions for Living
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2001-03
ISBN 10: 9780687099122
ISBN 13: 0687099129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Prayer Book Review:

Prayer is a universal activity, and it is probably true to say that nearly everyone has prayed as some time in his or her life-even if it's just to say, "Oh, God, help!" The need to reach out to someone or something beyond ourselves is as old as humanity itself and is shared by people of all nations. In an increasingly busy world the ancient art of prayer can help to center your life and provide space for spiritual growth. The simple, step-by-step approach in this book will help you unlock the secrets of prayer. It explores what prayer really means, why and how people pray and what difference prayer can make in your life--here, today. It encourages you to begin where you are and to progress toward a deeper understanding both of yourself and of God. The Art of Prayer draws upon 2,000 years of Christian experience and devotion through words used by all kinds of people in many different circumstances.

A Treasury of Hours

A Treasury of Hours
Author: Fanny Faÿ-Sallois
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780892368198
ISBN 13: 0892368195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Treasury of Hours Book Review:

"Selected from precious fourteenth- and fifteenth-century manuscripts-many of which have never before been published, these pages from books of hours are arranged and annotated as a guide to understanding both the prayers and the illustrations the books contain. They are also an invitation to readers young and old to dream, to savor, and to immerse themselves in their ardor and mystery and to take delight in some of the most beautiful works of European art."--Back of book.

Medieval Texts and Images

Medieval Texts and Images
Author: Margaret M. Manion,Bernard J. Muir
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN 10: 0429582617
ISBN 13: 9780429582615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Texts and Images Book Review:

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.

Lay Presiding

Lay Presiding
Author: Kathleen Hughes
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2005-03
ISBN 10: 9780814619339
ISBN 13: 0814619339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of Listening Prayer

The Art of Listening Prayer
Author: Seth Barnes
Publsiher: Praxis PressInc
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2004-10
ISBN 10: 9780975430569
ISBN 13: 0975430564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Listening Prayer Book Review:

This interactive devotional is for the person who isn't satisfied with a dry faith. If you're dying to hear God's voice, the good news is that you can! Jesus is the door, and He has opened Himself up to you. He wants to put the "personal" back in the personal relationship that we tell others we have.

The Power of Prayer The Art of Positive Thinking

The Power of Prayer   The Art of Positive Thinking
Author: Swami Srikantananda
Publsiher: Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-01-16
ISBN 10: 9388512642
ISBN 13: 9789388512640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Prayer The Art of Positive Thinking Book Review:

Answers all doubts about the practice of prayer Do you want to know answers to the following questions? What to pray for? How to Pray? What are the benefits of Prayer? What is Confession? What are the types of Prayer? Then this book is a must buy. In addition, it introduces the Art of Positive thinking and quotes examples from the works of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi. Our other books here can be searched using #RKMathHyderabad

The Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry
Author: Leisure Arts
Publsiher: Leisure Arts
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1574865919
ISBN 13: 9781574865912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prayer Shawl Ministry Book Review:

The Prayer Shawl Ministry, -Knitters and crocheters of all faiths are creating handmade shawls as gifts of comfort, hope and peace. 8 beginner friendly shawls.