Finding God in Contemplation
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Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Number of Pages: 96
In Silent Compassion, Richard Rohr explores practices for finding God in the depths of silence and shows us that the divine silence is more than the absence of noise. Silence has a life of its own, and in this short but powerful little book we are invited into its living presence to experience the wholeness of being and peace it brings. Drawing on centuries-old practices, in Silent Compassion Richard Rohr explores different aspects of Christian contemplation, showing how silence can absorb the challenges of life and connect us with the great chain of being – as well as building unity among different religions that all use the practices of silence. Packed full of thought-provoking wisdom, this is a book for anyone seeking to deepen their relationship with God and looking for spiritual fulfilment. It is perfect for morning or evening reflection, to help revitalise and refresh the way you look at prayer. Silent Compassion will inspire you and show that the peace of contemplation is not something just for monks, mystics, and those divorced from the worries of the world, but rather for all people who can quiet their own mind to listen in the silence.
Richard Rohr at his best . . . as he challenges us to develop a vision and discipline for what lies at the heart of all religion - compassion. This is a small book packing a big wallop. -- Ronald Rolheiser, OMI on SILENT COMPASSION A lyrical tribute to silence, mysticism, and contemplation as alternatives to the rampant dualism of our times. * Spirituality and Practice on SILENT COMPASSION * An honest, and sometimes surprising, look at the richness of an inner life nourished by compassionate silence. * Foreword Reviews on SILENT COMPASSION * Here Fr Richard helps us to see and hear Jesus of Nazareth in what he taught, what he did and who he is - the loving, liberating and life-giving expression and presence of God. -- Bishop Michael Curry on THE UNIVERSAL CHRIST Finding the sweet spot where contemporary science meets ancient mysticism, and theology meets poetry, The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well-lived. -- Bono, U2 on THE DIVINE DANCE Richard Rohr has given us a perfect guide to what he calls the "further journey," a voyage into the mystery and beauty of healthy spiritual maturity. -- Mehmet Oz, M.D., host of the 'Dr. Oz Show' on FALLING UPWARD Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness . . . especially those who struggle with issues of brokenness and seek transformation. * National Catholic Reporter on BREATHING UNDER WATER *