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Practitioners of Centering Prayer are known for the great enthusiasm they bring to the practice of this ancient discipline. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer. 

Cynthia Bourgeault goes further than offering an introduction, however. She examines how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looks at the distinct nuances of its method, and explores its revolutionary potential to transform Christian life. The book encourages dialogue between Centering Prayer enthusiasts and those classic institutions of Christian nurture-churches, seminaries, and schools of theology that have yet to accept real ownership of the practice and its potential.

©2004 Cynthia Bourgeault (P)2018 Tantor

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this was my first book around the subject of centering prayer. I have to admit I was not a fan of the voice of the narrator. but pushing past that, I enjoyed learning more about this contemplative tradition. this is probably a book I will need to buy so that I can actually take notes on the pages of it. as someone who is new to the practice, I found it helpful to understand more of the history and intention of centering prayer.

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Loved the book but found the narrator to be very annoying and mechanical. Made my way through but will not be able to listen to book again. Centering prayer is an extremely valuable tool to anybody on a path.

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The reader sounds computer generated

Great book - I think the reading must be done by a computer. It ruins the whole book. Awful!!!!!