Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
Author: Jim Forest
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 160833077X
ISBN 13: 9781608330775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-09-15
ISBN 10: 1594715092
ISBN 13: 9781594715099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behold the Beauty of the Lord Book Review:

This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.

The Dwelling of the Light

The Dwelling of the Light
Author: Rowan Williams
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780802827784
ISBN 13: 0802827780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dwelling of the Light Book Review:

Drawing on a rich source of devotional theology, Archbishop Rowan Williams shows readers of all Christian traditions how to understand and interact with four classical icons depicting Jesus.

Windows to Heaven

Windows to Heaven
Author: Elizabeth Zelensky,Lela Gilbert
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2005-02-01
ISBN 10: 1587431092
ISBN 13: 9781587431098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows to Heaven Book Review:

An exquisite guidebook that explores the nature and purpose of icons and how they might enrich the spiritual lives of readers--Protestant and Catholic as well as Orthodox.

The Glenstal Book of Icons

The Glenstal Book of Icons
Author: Gregory Collins
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780814629352
ISBN 13: 0814629350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glenstal Book of Icons Book Review:

The Glenstal Book of Icons contains prayers and meditations on a selection of icons from the Abbey's Byzantine chapel. Drawing on the popular monastic practice of lectio divina, the icons themselves are seen as 'texts' giving rise to meditation on the Christian mysteries. This leads to acts of prayer, in which special emphasis is placed on the famous 'Jesus Prayer', discussed in detail in the introduction to the book. Thus the icons and the Jesus Prayer become a point of entry to the mystical spirituality of Eastern Christianity. The book's aim is that of the icon itself: to open the heart in contemplative prayer to the transforming vision of God's glory. Each icon is reproduced in full colour.

Ponder These Things

Ponder These Things
Author: Rowan Williams
Publsiher: Paraclete Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 1612612806
ISBN 13: 9781612612805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ponder These Things Book Review:

A close look at three classic icons of the Virgin and Child reveals profound truths about discovering God in our World. “Icons, says Archbishop Rowan, show us the way.... They help us to cross borders, to enter into a new and transfigured world. And that is exactly what I experienced as I read....This is a book to be read not once only, but many times.”—Kallistos Ware, from the Foreword What we call holy in the world—a person, a place, words, or a work of art—is so because the foreign is brought together with the familiar and the everyday. No one embodies this holiness more than Mary, who makes a home for the Creator of all things in her own body and in her own house. Ideal for all Christians—Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant—Ponder These Things invites you to explore and reflect on the depths of meaning in three classic icons from the Eastern Christian tradition. Icons have been described as “theology in line and color.” Tracing the movement within them, the Archbishop of Canterbury discovers the pattern of love that they reveal. This love invites and embraces us so that we find ourselves caught up in the drama of the love of God. Rowan Williams is a poet, theologian, and the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. In 2013, he will become Master of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge.

Icons in the Western Church

Icons in the Western Church
Author: Jeana Visel
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0814646840
ISBN 13: 9780814646847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons in the Western Church Book Review:

Within the Eastern tradition of Christianity, the eikon, or religious image, has long held a place of honor. In the greater part of Western Christianity, however, discomfort with images in worship, both statues and panel icons, has been a relatively common current, particularly since the Reformation. In the Roman Catholic Church, after years of using religious statues, the Second Vatican Council’s call for “noble simplicity” in many cases led to a stripping of images that in some ways helped refocus attention on the eucharistic celebration itself but also led to a starkness that has left many Roman Catholics unsure of how to interact with the saints or with religious images at all. Today, Western interest in panel icons has been rising, yet we lack standards of quality or catechesis on what to do with them. This book makes the case that icons should have a role to play in the Western Church that goes beyond mere decoration. Citing theological and ecumenical reasons, Visel argues that, with regard to use of icons, the post–Vatican II Roman Catholic Church needs to give greater respect to the Eastern tradition. While Roman Catholics may never interact with icons in quite the same way that Eastern Christians do, we do need to come to terms with what icons are and how we should encounter them.

Writing the Icon of the Heart

Writing the Icon of the Heart
Author: Maggie Ross
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN 10: 1620326930
ISBN 13: 9781620326930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Icon of the Heart Book Review:

The subtitle of Maggie Ross's new book captures its essence, for it is about silence and our need to behold God. Beholding is a notion that we are in danger of losing. It is often lost in translation, even by the NRSV and the Jerusalem Bible. Beholding needs to be recovered both in theology and practice. Ross is very aware of "poor talkative Christianity." There is a twofold plea to enter into silence--for lack of silence erodes our humanity--and to behold the radiance of God. This is a book full of deep questioning and the testing of our assumptions. Throughout there is a great love for the world and for our humanity, accompanied by sadness that we are so easily distracted . . . . We are invited into a silence that is not necessarily an absence of noise, but is a limitless interior space. Ancient texts are used in new and exciting ways, and many of our worship practices are challenged. She is in no doubt that "the glory of the human being is the beholding of God." --adapted from a review in The Church Times (London) by Canon David Adam.

The Mystical Language of Icons

The Mystical Language of Icons
Author: Solrunn Nes
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-04-10
ISBN 10: 080286497X
ISBN 13: 9780802864970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystical Language of Icons Book Review:

Solrunn Nes, one of Europe?s most admired iconographers, here illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, illustrating each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art.

Icon and Devotion

Icon and Devotion
Author: Oleg Tarasov
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004-01-03
ISBN 10: 186189550X
ISBN 13: 9781861895509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icon and Devotion Book Review:

Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. The craft of icon-making is set into the context of forms of worship that emerged in the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-seventeenth century. Oleg Tarasov shows how icons have held a special place in Russian consciousness because they represented idealized images of Holy Russia. He also looks closely at how and why icons were made. Wonder-working saints and the leaders of such religious schisms as the Old Believers appear in these pages, which are illustrated with miniature paintings, lithographs and engravings never before published in the English-speaking world. By tracing the artistic vocabulary, techniques and working methods of icon painters, Tarasov shows how icons have been integral to the history of Russian art, influenced by folk and mainstream currents alike. As well as articulating the specifically Russian piety they invoke, he analyzes the significance of icons in the cultural life of modern Russia in the context of popular prints and poster design.

Icons

Icons
Author: Faith Riccio
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781612618319
ISBN 13: 1612618316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons Book Review:

This lovely gift book about approaching and praying with icons everyday has over 60 full color images of Sr. Faith's icons, each paired with a scripture and an inspirational word. Experience how these beautiful icons help us live a good life, what they have to offer, what they did for Sr. Faith, and what they can do for you. Icons are an invitation to go beyond our world; to take a moment to look as through a window into heaven. The space they create gives us a wonderful and open access to reach out toward God and know him deeply in a new way. They are meant to enrich our spiritual lives. They were created to touch and form us and have an ability to soothe and confront where necessary. They provide a place to gather our wandering attention and direct it toward God. Click here to see the book trailer!

Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons
Author: Linette Martin
Publsiher: Paraclete Press
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2011-10
ISBN 10: 9781612610580
ISBN 13: 1612610587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying with Icons Book Review:

In the first of a new series of "little books", learn how to grasp the meaning of ancient ways of praying in a relatively short amount of time. This will leave you with the rest of your life to move beyond the reading and into the practicing!

Sacred Doorways

Sacred Doorways
Author: Linette Martin
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781557253071
ISBN 13: 1557253072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Doorways Book Review:

Linette Martin's style and simplicity of language are transparent and clear, so rare in other similar writings on the topic. -Metropolitan Emilianos Timiadis

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Author: Alfredo Tradigo
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780892368457
ISBN 13: 0892368454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church Book Review:

Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.

Living Icons

Living Icons
Author: Michael Plekon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780268033514
ISBN 13: 026803351X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Icons Book Review:

An intimate portrait of holiness as exemplified in the lives and thoughts of ten people of faith in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The author introduces readers to a diverse and unusual group of men and women who strove to put the Gospel of Christ into action in their lives.

Doors of Perception

Doors of Perception
Author: John Baggley,Richard Temple
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015000858267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doors of Perception Book Review:

Originally published: London: Mowbray, 1987.

Praying with the Senses

Praying with the Senses
Author: Sonja Luehrmann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780253031662
ISBN 13: 0253031664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying with the Senses Book Review:

How do people experience spirituality through what they see, hear, touch, and smell? Sonja Luehrmann and an international group of scholars assess how sensory experience shapes prayer and ritual practice among Eastern Orthodox Christians. Prayer, even when performed privately, is considered as a shared experience and act that links individuals and personal beliefs with a broader, institutional, or imagined faith community. It engages with material, visual, and aural culture including icons, relics, candles, pilgrimage, bells, and architectural spaces. Whether touching upon the use of icons in age of digital and electronic media, the impact of Facebook on prayer in Ethiopia, or the implications of praying using recordings, amplifiers, and loudspeakers, these timely essays present a sophisticated overview of the history of Eastern Orthodox Christianities. Taken as a whole they reveal prayer as a dynamic phenomenon in the devotional and ritual lives of Eastern Orthodox believers across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.

The Ancient Faith Prayer Book

The Ancient Faith Prayer Book
Author: Vassilios Papavassiliou
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 9781944967284
ISBN 13: 1944967281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Faith Prayer Book Book Review:

Edited by Vassilios Papavassiliou, the Ancient Faith Prayer Book brings together the most ancient and popular prayers of Orthodox Christians with some additions that address issues of modern life, all rendered in elegant contemporary English and presented in a compact format (4.5 X 7 inches) for ease of use. NOW AVAILABLE WITH A BURGUNDY COVER.

Icon

Icon
Author: Georgia Briggs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 9781944967192
ISBN 13: 1944967192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icon Book Review:

Forget your old name. Forget your parents. These are the things Euphrosyne's grandparents and counselor tell her. But if Orthodox Christianity is a lie, why did the icon so dramatically save her life? And what can she do to get the icon back? In a post-Christian America, where going to church, praying, or owning holy things means death, a twelve-year-old girl searches for the truth. Finding it may cost her everything.distinctives*One-of-a-kind Orthodox novel in the popular dystopian genre*Strong, relatable heroine faces some of the same issues as contemporary teens*Powerful exploration of religious persecution, seen from the inside*Recommended for ages 13 and up

Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy

Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy
Author: Andrew Stephen Damick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781944967178
ISBN 13: 1944967176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy Book Review:

This new edition of the bestselling Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy is fully revised and significantly expanded. Major new features include a full chapter on Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movements, an expanded epilogue, and a new appendix ("How and Why I Became an Orthodox Christian"). More detail and more religions and movements have been included, and the book is now addressed broadly to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, making it even more sharable than before.