To Pray and to Love: Conversations on Prayer with the Early Church

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Religion - 152 pages
To Pray and to Love is for all persons who want to pray but do not know how, who pray but feel uncertain about it, and who pray happily but want to grow more deeply. For those who have longing for prayer and yet have never prayed, the author offers some specific suggestions about attitudes, beliefs, and dispositions that get in the way of our prayer without us even noticing. Bondi also shares some of what the founders of early monasticism had to say about prayer and Christian love that she has found especially helpful over the years.
 

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Bondi offers a beautifully simple and profound account of prayer as the desert fathers saw it: integrally connected to love of God and neighbor, but also leading to introspection which facilitates ... Read full review

Contents

Pray without Ceasing
7
Living into the Image of God
28
Approaching Prayer
47
Only Myself and God
75
Our Life and Death Is with Our Neighbor
96
The Desire for God
118
Notes
139
Index
149
Select Bibliography
152
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