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Author : Timothy Verdon
Publisher : Paraclete Press (MA)
Release : 2019-10-22
Page : 320
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781640604230
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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.


Author : Timothy Verdon
Publisher : Mount Tabor Books
Release : 2014
Page : 308
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781612615721
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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. In this eloquent, accessible, and gorgeously illustrated volume, Timothy Verdon unites his multiple vocations as art historian, theologian, and priest. With the ease of a master teacher who has lived with his material for years, he shows us not only how the faithful have been depicted in prayer, but how such depictions can inspire our own praying. Verdon should be required reading for anyone who wants to how theology can animate art and in turn by animated by it. Above all, Art and Prayer is a call to worship.Peter S. Hawkins Professor of Religion and Literature, Yale Divinity School"While Timothy Verdon's immense erudition in the European tradition of sacred art is everywhere apparent, this book is written for non-specialist readers willing to allow their practice of Christian prayer – both in liturgy and in personal devotion – to be enriched and given theological precision through art once intended for such work. My hope is surely that of Mons. Verdon himself: that this book may help to inspire both artists and their communities to create new art that is answerable to the various modes of prayer and worship, so that a book such as Verdon's could be written a generation hence with examples drawn from artworks newly commissioned for the contemporary church."Dr. John Skillen, director of the Studio for Art, Faith & History in Orvieto (Italy)


Author : Juliet Benner
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2011-01-21
Page : 181
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 083083544X
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"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


Author : Rachel Fulton Brown
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2017-11-21
Page : 629
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0231543719
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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.


Author : Kenneth E. Hagin
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page : 167
Category : Prayer
ISBN 13 : 9780892765157
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El arte de la oracion, conocido por los primeros Pentecostales, virtualmente se ha perdido durante los ultimos anos. Sin embargo, para que Dios lleve a cabo lo que El desea, el verdadero arte de la oracion debe ser revivido en la Iglesia. El libro de Kenneth E. Hagin, El Arte de la Oracion, muestra como puede ser hecho esto y refleja el material nuevo y actualizado del Rev. Hagin sobre este tema. El Rev. Hagin anota: "Creemos que Dios va a utilizar este libro para levantar y entrenar un gran numero de personas que sepan como orar y que estaran a la vanguardia de la obra del Senor en estos ultimos dias". Este texto es imprescindible para toda iglesia y para todo grupo de oracion. Los capitulos en esta importante guia sobre el arte perdido de la oracion, cubren temas como: Oracion por su patria, intercesion por los perdidos, oracion por liberacion, gemidos en el Espiritu, ayuno y oracion por aquellos que estan en pecado. Book jacket.


Author : Wendy Beckett
Publisher : Dk Pub
Release : 1995
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 :
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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


Author : Харитон (игумен.)
Publisher :
Release : 1966
Page : 285
Category : Christian literature, Early
ISBN 13 : 9780571068999
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Author : Yitzchok Kirzner
Lisa Aiken
Publisher :
Release : 2002-01-01
Page : 320
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781880582831
Description :


A book on prayer any other--refreshing, relevant, exciting, deep, and invigorating. Each down-to-earth page is filled with stimulating that make prayer come alive, that transform it into the most relevant of human activities, that make it what it should and can be--moments of strength and power, the miracle of man's ability to talk the God and know that God is actually listening.


Author : Leonard Ford
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2021-05-26
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1008923877
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While many have steered away from the biblical pattern of prayer and fasting, Leonard Ford points us back to the foundation of God’s Word in this insightful book, Rediscover the Art of Prayer and Fasting. With practical instruction and spiritual direction, this book provides a wake-up call to the Body of Christ where sanctification and intimacy with God are concerned. As you read through this book, you will discover: Fasting is for us today! The rewards and results of fasting The basic types of fasting How to fast with a purpose And much more!


Author : Seth Barnes
Publisher : Praxis PressInc
Release : 2004-10
Page : 147
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780975430569
Description :


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.


Author : Timothy Jones
Publisher : Waterbrook Press
Release : 2005
Page : 252
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1578568498
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Offering biblically wise, warmly instructive explorations of questions, Jones instructs readers in how to 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.


Author : Kenneth E. Hagin
Publisher : Kenneth Hagin Ministries
Release : 1992-03-01
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780892765188
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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.


Author : Swami Srikantananda
Publisher : Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad
Release : 2019-01-16
Page : 48
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9388512642
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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


Author : Patrick Flanagan
Maryanne R. Rennell
Publisher : Giclee Creative Publishing
Release : 2015-03
Page : 328
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780984796618
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"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.


Author : Sybil MacBeth
Publisher : Paraclete Press (MA)
Release : 2009
Page : 38
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9781557255952
Description :


Kids will learn how to draw prayers and then keep the visual memories throughout the day.


Author : David Schiller
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Release : 2013-09-10
Page : 250
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0761178694
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The perfect gift for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry, The Little Book of Prayers now has a stunning new cover and a more prayer book–like format. Gathered from holy books and prayer books, from songs and spirituals, spoken traditions and poets, it is an unexpectedly approachable collection of common and uncommon prayers from around the world. The entries, one per page or spread, are chosen for their depth of feeling, beauty of expression, spiritual intensity, and sense of the universal. The book is organized into broad categories of praise, entreaty, contemplation, mourning, and grace; and two indexes—one by authorship, and the other by topic—make it immediately accessible. There are familiar prayers, like the Lord’s Prayer and 23rd Psalm, which, placed in new context, shine with a renewed beauty and wisdom. You’ll find prayers unfamiliar to many in the West, such as the “Opener” from the Koran or the four vows of the Boddhisattva, chanted every evening in Zen monasteries around the world. And the surprising—from the “Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier” to the blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins to the poetry of Rumi. God help us to live slowly: To move simply: To look softly: To allow emptiness: To let the heart create for us. Amen. —Michael Leunig You, whose day it is, make it beautiful. Get out your rainbow colors, so it will be beautiful. —Nootka Song


Author : Roger S. Wieck
Associate Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Roger S Wieck
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Page : 144
Category : Art
ISBN 13 :
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This book features 107 of the finest examples of illuminated pages from medieval and Renaissance Books of Hours. Roger Wieck's comprehensive text introduces the Book of Hours -- a "bestseller" for three hundred years -- to the general reader, discussing its iconography, the artists who illuminated this genre, and its role as a religious text in the lives of its owners. As a collection of both stirring words and inspiring images, the Book of Hours thus comprised a series of "painted prayers".


Author : Sarah Bessey
Publisher : Convergent Books
Release : 2021-02-09
Page : 176
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0593137213
Description :


An antidote for our age of anxiety--thoughtful, moving prayers from Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists, creatives, and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls "my favorite faith writer." It's no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time--and that's why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another. This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for daily inspiration, this collection gives women permission to recognize the weight of all they carry, while also offering a broadened imagination of hope--of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with a short introduction from Bessey sharing exactly why she loves and looks up to the writer. This book is a literary hug, an invitation for respite, and a chance for readers to pause and celebrate who they are, beyond what they do.


Author : Romano Guardini
Publisher : Sophia Inst Press
Release : 1995-10
Page : 162
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780918477347
Description :


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!


Author : Melissa Pritchard
Publisher : Bellevue Literary Press
Release : 2015-04-20
Page : 192
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1934137979
Description :


Firecracker Award Finalist Poets & Writers “Best Books for Writers” selection Literary Hub “Best Books about Books” selection Image: Art, Faith, Mystery “Top Ten of the Year” selection In an essay entitled “Spirit and Vision” Melissa Pritchard poses the question: “Why write?” Her answer reverberates throughout A Solemn Pleasure, presenting an undeniable case for both the power of language and the nurturing constancy of the writing life. Whether describing the deeply interior imaginative life required to write fiction, searching for the lost legacy of American literature as embodied by Walt Whitman, being embedded with a young female GI in Afghanistan, traveling with Ethiopian tribes, or revealing the heartrending story of her informally adopted son William, a former Sudanese child slave, this is nonfiction vividly engaged with the world. In these fifteen essays, Pritchard shares her passion for writing and storytelling that educates, honors, and inspires. Melissa Pritchard is the author of, most recently, the novel Palmerino and the short story collection The Odditorium. Her books have received the Flannery O’Connor, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards and two of her short fiction collections were New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice selections. Pritchard has worked as a journalist in Afghanistan, India, and Ethiopia, and her nonfiction has appeared in various publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Arrive, Chicago Tribune, and Wilson Quarterly. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.