At the Still Point A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time

ISBN-10: 155725785X
ISBN-13: 9781557257857
Edition: 2011
Authors: Sarah Arthur
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Description: At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is& - T. S. Eliot, from ;Burnt Norton ; in Four Quartets With a title inspired by T. S. Eliot, this ;literary ;  More...

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is& - T. S. Eliot, from ;Burnt Norton ; in Four Quartets With a title inspired by T. S. Eliot, this ;literary ; prayer book will delight any Christian who is inspired to discover the truths of faith in the pages of great literature. The liturgical season of Ordinary Time runs for roughly twenty-nine weeks, from Pentecost Sunday (June 12, 2011) in the spring until the first Sunday of Advent in late fall. It's the longest season of the church year, with few significant events along the way, which gives it a kind of ordinariness that the other seasons lack. There are no narrative highpoints, no showy colors or costumes, not even a signature hymn or two. This book expands the genre of spiritual writing to include classic and contemporary fiction and poetry, aimed at inviting you to experience God through your imagination. In these pages there are worlds to be explored, characters to meet, images to gaze upon, phrases to savor. You will encounter passages from novelists from Dickens and Tolstoy to Dostoevsky and Leif Enger, and poets from George Herbert and St. John of the Cross to Scott Cairns and Kathleen Norris.

Introduction and How to Use This Book
Encountering the Spirit
In the Stillness
The Other Side of Silence
Seeking God's Face
The Intimacy of Grace
Sharing Burdens
Ask, Seek, Knock
Quarrels with Heaven
Dark Night
A Haunted Conscience
Unexpected Encounter
Cry from the Depths
Compelled by Mercy
Ransomed for Good
Bending the Knee
Fresh Vision
Called by God
The Harder Road
Put to the Test
Growing Good
Communion of the Body
Cloud of Witnesses
In God's House
It is Finished
A Better Resurrection
Hints are Guesses
Rending the Veil
Rumors of Another World
All Shall Be Well
Closing Thoughts
For Further Reading
Acknowledgments and Permissions
Index of Authors and Sources
Index of Scriptures

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