This new book by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, addresses these and many other issues concerning the Catholic prayer life. A compilation of articles originally published in the Catholic Standard and Times newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, it is written in an easy-to-understand language that brings together a wealth of knowledge on the subject of Catholic prayer in the Carmelite tradition from the great spiritual masters of our Church. It deals with everything from vocal prayer and discerning God's voice in prayer to infused contemplation and how to spot signs of advancing prayer.
In this modern age when non-Christian Eastern forms of prayer are all the rage, Christian prayer is too often presented as dull and old-fashioned. Nothing could be further from the truth - and this simple little book explains why. Authentic Catholic prayer is a supernatural adventure, a lifelong journey into the very heart of God, a journey that was meant for everyone. Readers will learn that growth in prayer is not limited to the chosen few. Anyone who is open to love can go the distance in prayer!
"If you want to learn to pray - either better or for the first time - you could spend countless hours reading through hundreds of books by the spiritual masters of the Catholic Church such as St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese, and St. John of the Cross. Or you could read this book written by one of the best and easiest to understand Catholic authors and speakers around: Susan Brinkmann. In this book, Brinkmann gives you well-tested advice from the saints, which will help you find your own prayerful path to holiness and, perhaps one day, to union with God. If you let it, this prayer guide will change your life!" Michelle Johnson, Director of Communications, EWTN.
Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S., is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites. An author and award-winning journalist, she is the Director of Communications and New Age Research for Women of Grace® and is a frequent guest on EWTN's Women of Grace® television show. She formerly worked as a Correspondent for the Catholic Standard & Times, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She has authored seven books, including The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, The Learn to Discern Compendium: Is It Christian or New Age, and We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl, Young Women of Grace: Embrace Your Femininity.
Women of Grace® seeks to transform the world one woman at a time by affirming women in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and in their gift of authentic femininity™ through ongoing spiritual formation.
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