Landscapes of Prayer: Finding God in Your World and Your Life  -     By: Margaret Silf
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Landscapes of Prayer: Finding God in Your World and Your Life

Lion Hudson / 2011 / Hardcover

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Prayer is often perceived as a difficult, abstract exercise in which we close our eyes and seek God in an invisible, ethereal realm beyond our everyday experience.

Despite Christian history's rich stock of vibrant prayer imagery, today much of it has fallen into obscurity. In this beautifully illustrated book, Margaret Silf explores seven images of prayer. She uses the concept of a landscape to share these prayers. Her landscapes are both classic and modern: the garden, the desert, the cave, the urban jungle, the mountaintop, the seashore, and the forest. All are fruitful areas for self-discovery, inviting us to connect with the mystery of God in our lives.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Lion Hudson
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 6.00 X 7.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0745955282
ISBN-13: 9780745955285
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Publisher's Description

Seven landscapes of prayer, both classic and modern, are explored in this beautifully illustrated, contemporary book
 
The garden, the desert, the cave, the urban jungle, the mountaintop, the seashore, and the forest—all are fruitful areas for self-discovery, inviting us to connect with the mystery of God in our lives. Prayer is often perceived as a difficult, abstract exercise in which we close our eyes and seek God beyond our everyday experience in an invisible, ethereal realm. Here, concrete connections between the world of prayer and our physical reality are made—allowing us to revel in both the physical and spiritual worlds simultaneously, and become that much closer to God in the process.

Author Bio

Margaret Silf is a well-known retreat leader and the author of numerous books, including At Sea with God, Close to the Heart, Companions of Christ, Inner Compass, Sacred Spaces, The Gift of Prayer, One Hundred Wisdom Stories from Around the WorldThe Way of Wisdom, and Wise Choices.

Author Info

Margaret Silf is a writer and retreat leader. She is the author of the highly acclaimed Landmarks: An Ignatian Journey and Taste and See: Adventuring Into Prayer.

Editorial Reviews

"Silf fans will find the writer they know and have come to depend on for grounded ideas on how to incarnate one's faith in daily life."  —Publishers Weekly on Compass Points


"A readable and uplifting anthology."  —Publishers Weekly on The Way of Wisdom


"Spiritual sustenance and wisdom of the ages not found in most contemporary self-help manuals is provided here."  Booklist on The Way of Wisdom

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