The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice

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Author: Dodd, Patton

Brand: Convergent Books

Color: Red

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 224

Release Date: 20-02-2018

Details: Product Description Award-winning religion journalists describe a recently rediscovered medieval prayer tool that provides fresh inspiration and daily prayers for contemporary Christians. All people of faith struggle at times to sustain a flourishing prayer life--a loss felt all the more keenly in times like ours of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. The Prayer Wheel introduces an ancient prayer practice that offers a timeless solution for the modern faithful. The Prayer Wheel is a modern interpretation of the Liesborn Prayer Wheel, a beautiful, almost wholly forgotten, scripture-based mode of prayer that was developed in a medieval times. The Liesborn Prayer Wheel resurfaced in 2015 in a small private gallery near New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. It faithfully and beautifully presents seven prayer paths for personal or group use. Each path invites contemplation on the "big ideas" of the Christian faith--the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and key words from the life of Christ. In the tradition of lectio divina and walking a labyrinth, The Prayer Wheel simply and directly takes readers into a daily, wholly unique encounter with God. As the prayers in this book unfold, readers will find an appealing guide for contemplation, a way of seeing God in new ways, and an essential new tool for Christian formation. Review "A brilliant rediscovery. The Prayer Wheel reveals how important prayer has been in all of history, and how many levels of understanding it always offers. This is an excellent example of the endless fruitfulness of healthy religion."  —Richard Rohr, author of Falling Upward “This bold recovery of a long-forgotten path to prayer, expertly situated in its historical context and made accessible for modern-day believers, makes for absolutely fascinating reading--for the devout and doubtful alike."  —James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage  “These days, few books cause me to sit up and take notice. But  The Prayer Wheel hooked me from the first page. In it, three of my favorite religion journalists unearth a nearly 1000-year-old spiritual practice and make it applicable to our own day. This book is a mystical journey with the power to revitalize your prayer life. Don’t miss it!”  —Jonathan Merritt, author of Learning to Speak God from Scratch; contributing writer for The Atlantic "Reading this book for the first time, I felt the way I felt when someone first told me about labyrinths—I was encountering something that could carry me both back into the depths of an ancient practice, and forward to God."  —Lauren F. Winner, author of Girl Meets God and Still "I am always looking for ways to engage in prayer more deeply. Beautifully written and biblically grounded, this book offers readers a fresh yet ancient way of drawing close to God. Because of its simplicity and depth, I am sure I will enjoy using it for years to come."  —Ann Spangler, author of Praying the Names of God "This remarkable book isn't just a guide to a long-lost medieval prayer wheel, but an introduction to a deeper, more fulfilling way of communicating with God."  —Ian Morgan Cron, author of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery "Like Benedict in his own day, we are searching for new ways to connect ancient wisdom with daily life in a rapidly changing world. In this midst of this transition, Dodd, Riess, and Van Biema offer a contemporary introduction to an ancient way of prayer. This prayer wheel may be just the tool to unlock the door to the home you always knew you needed."  —Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, coauthor of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals"If Indiana Jones were interested in Medieval Christian spirituality, he'd have loved The Prayer Wheel! Dodd, Riess, and Van Biema unlock the mystery of an ancient Christian path to prayer, then help modern readers apply it for a meaningful spiritual journey."  —Adam Hamilton, author of Unafraid: Livi

EAN: 9781524760311

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New