Word Into Silence by John MainThis small book contains a condensed, modernized version of The Cloud of Unknowing. Many Christians and non-Christians believe incorrectly that meditation is associated only with Eastern religions. In reality, meditative prayer dates back to the very beginnings of Christianity. The specific reason for meditation, or contemplation, is to listen to the Word of God in silence, without distraction. A short, how-to meditate, section at the end of the book not only provides instruction, the steps delve into the spirit of meditative practice.
Word Into Silence
Word Into Silence by John O. Main was published by Canterbury Press in November and is our th best seller. This small book is subtitled a manual for Christian meditation, which to some may seem a little mechanic, but this book is not about mastering a set of techniques but to teach us how to be at peace with ourselves in order that we might let the presence of Christ into our lives. To those who read this book there may not be any brand new insights, you, like me, may have tried countless times to get into a contemplative mode, and perhaps, failed most times. John Main has been there too and gives wise counsel as well as useful hints and practices on how to meditate effectively. In the later section where he provides twelve steps for mediators, the material gives us a way to prepare to practise and to share in prayer, in bringing Christ into our lives and minds for a brief part of our hectic lives.
We now take it for granted that aspects of the monastic life can sustain our daily lives in the world, but we owe this understanding to John Main, whose vision of a 'monastery without walls' has grown into a worldwide network of people who today practice Christian meditation. This is his classic book on how to practice contemplative prayer, or Christian meditation. Stepping aside from the busyness of our daily lives and being still in the presence of God is the key to discovering our true selves and knowing God as 'the ground of our being'. He founded the World Community for Christian Meditation, a worldwide spiritual family linked through daily prayer, operating in countries and with over , members worldwide. He founded an open Benedictine community in Montreal from which sprang the World Community for Christian Meditation, a worldwide spiritual family linked through the daily practice of meditation, operating in countries and with , members worldwide. Updating Basket Sign In Basket.
Word into Silence is the first of eight sets of John Main's collected talks. This set of talks was given in the s in England as an introduction to meditation and a.
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By means of the mantra we leave behind all passing images. Christian Meditation Books. John Main, and others, about this wonderful Christian tradition. By means of the mantra we leave behind all passing images and learn to rest in the infinity of God himself. A Child's Way. Christian Meditation: The Gethsemani Talks.