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Christian meditation : experiencing the presence of God

Author: James Finley
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this thoughtful and accessible book, well-known spiritual counselor and speaker James Finley presents the fundamentals of both understanding and practicing Christian meditation today. He provides simple, helpful instructions on the practicalities so essential to true meditation and makes clear that the aim of meditation is to allow us to experience divine contemplation, the presence of God.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Finley
ISBN: 0060591927 9780060591922 0060750642 9780060750640
OCLC Number: 54685723
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Divine Destination 1 --
Chapter 2 Learning to Meditate 22 --
Chapter 3 Meditative Experience 42 --
Chapter 4 A Ladder to Heaven 72 --
Chapter 5 A Monastery Without Walls 101 --
Chapter 6 The Self-Transforming Journey 130 --
Chapter 7 Entering the Mind of Christ 175 --
Chapter 8 Present, Open, and Awake 203 --
Chapter 9 Sit Still 216 --
Chapter 10 Sit Straight 229 --
Chapter 11 Slow, Deep, Natural Breathing 242 --
Chapter 12 Eyes Closed or Lowered Toward the Ground 253 --
Chapter 13 Walking Meditation 266 --
Chapter 14 Compassion 278.
Responsibility: James Finley.

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In this thoughtful and accessible book, well-known spiritual counselor and speaker James Finley presents the fundamentals of both understanding and practicing Christian meditation today. He provides simple, helpful instructions on the practicalities so essential to true meditation and makes clear that the aim of meditation is to allow us to experience divine contemplation, the presence of God.

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