• Contemplative Prayer

  • Meditation in the Christian Tradition
  • By: James Finley
  • Narrated by: James Finley
  • Length: 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Since the time of the Desert Fathers in the third century, Christian mystics have practiced meditation as a way of opening to the presence of God in daily life. James Finley, a friend of Thomas Merton and his fellow monk for six years at the Abbey of Gethsemani, introduces us to this direct, mystical form of prayer, an enduring path of communion with the divine that reflects the spirit of Christ's own desert sojourns.

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This session is excerpted from James Finley's six-CD course Christian Meditation and is also available in the downloadable audio The Beginner's Guide to Contemplative Prayer.

©2011 James Finley (P)2011 James Finley

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Beautiful Guided Meditation

A perfectly beautiful guide to contemplative prayer - if you want to seek the truth - pause and listen

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  • 03-21-19

Beautiful

Such a beautiful,peaceful flowing meditation practice , focusing on Gods love for us as His children

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Overall good intro to contemplative prayer

Nice introduction to contemplative prayer. Voice is soothing. Very basic. I am encouraged to seek more instruction as I build my own practice.

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Super Short, Not Worth a Credit to Purcgase

I didn't realize how short thus "book" is. I can't recommend it. Better to look elsewhere for Finley's guidance. I wish I could return the book and get my credit back.

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  • 08-13-18

Good meditation BUT

It is a very good meditation but no sooner it has finished that you are given A BIG FRIGHT when the Audible voice shouts AUDIBLE HOPES YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS PROGRAM! I thought I was going to have a heart attack!

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  • M. Timothy
  • 10-17-19

Audible promo announcement

It's beautiful but the loud, harsh, audible promo at the end makes you jump

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