It seems like people my age (Millenials, 20-30yrs) are uninterested in Christianity because it either proudly condemns us or insults our intelligence by depriving us of well-developed and ancient teachings. Br. Ignatius avoids both and has created a manual for all Christians which codifies a priceless treasure which is our rightful inheritance as the Baptized.
As a Roman Catholic, I was introduced to the Jesus Prayer as a teenager by an Orthodox Christian who told me that this prayer was able to lead us close to God, but I wouldn't be able to find any source of knowledge in its safe practice outside of Orthodoxy, and certainly not in the West. I believe the methods explained here are that safe method I wondered about for some years: St Climacus' way of forcing the mind to attach to the words and waiting years for the heart to start the prayer.
I hope God can humble us all to let us find Him through the Jesus Prayer and the methods in this book. I also hope the reunion of our schism can soon be healed so that the treasures of the East can be shared among all believers, and vice versa.
- Paperback: 167 pages
- Publisher: SHAMBHALA - TRADE; 1 edition (1 September 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590302788
- ISBN-13: 978-1590302781
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 19.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 204 g
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