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Centering Prayer is a practical guide to the interior experience of being in God's presence. It offers Christians an approach that brings together Eastern traditions of the early Church and the spirituality of the world today. Fr. Pennington offers guidance on how to pray, meditate, and overcome personal obstacles to prayer.

©1980 Cistercian Abbey of Spencer, Inc. (P)2005 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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  • William
  • Winthrop, ME, United States
  • 09-17-12

Best Centering Prayer Information available

This book has filled so much open space in my knowledge of Centering Prayer. Having met Father Keating in 1987 and having read his fascinating informative and inspiring books as well as practiced Centering Prayer ever since. This new look at the topic is like fresh air in its different approach! It is written so lovingly and with such depth of understanding and background on this source of Contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, I feel nourished by all the hitherto unknown information. The exact method is discribed for beginners and those familiar to this ancient prayer form.
I have recommended this reading [ and now the hard copy book ] to my entire group of friends both Christian and non Christian.
There are really no words for the spiritual value of Basil Pennington's work.
Thank you for this opportunity

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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A Guide for Centering Prayer

Excellent practical instruction in meditation, prayer and centering techniques. Christian in focus but Eastern in flavor. A wonderful guide.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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Very Thorough and Spirit Filled!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes For getting closer to God.

What other book might you compare Centering Prayer to and why?

Fr. Thomas Keating Comtemplative Prayer

What three words best describe David L. Abbott’s voice?

understandable inspiring clear

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Centering Prayer?

Closer communion with God, Jesus and Holy Spirit

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A beneficial once over

Some very informative topics brought to my attention. Thankful to be able to add them to my memory bank, and will be putting them in to practice. Some of the information brought forth was, I feel, just the same ancient old practices expressed & passed on to fit a different culture, religion & the guidelines there of. Good for both the beginner & well practiced alike. However, being one that consumes a lot of like material & holds on to what would be in my opinion, great reads, this one I would find easy to pass along. Good for a once over tho. I would say 3.5 stars overall.

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awesome book on prayer

it is more of a slow lecture type of listen, but I didn't mind that because the info was deeply rich