ISBN: 0525572767
EAN13: 9780525572763
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 2, 2021
Pages: 352
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus

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Book Overview

A powerful exploration of the biblical foundations, contemplative practices, and spiritual path of Jesus himself--from the bestselling author of The Case for Jesus.

The path of following Jesus is an ancient and storied spiritual tradition. Yet many believers are not familiar with the scriptural roots of vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation, and the three stages of spiritual growth (purgative, illuminative, unitive) that exist to bring them closer to God.

In his most personal book yet, Dr. Brant Pitre draws on the riches of the Bible, the words of Jesus, and the writings of mystics across the centuries to shed light on the mystery of the spiritual life.

Starting with the age-old belief that the path of prayer involves a process of spiritual growth, Dr. Pitre explores:

- Three forms of prayer: vocal, meditative, and contemplative
- Three spiritual exercises: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving
- The Jewish roots of the Lord's Prayer
- Lectio Divina: how to pray with the Bible
- Seven vices and their seven opposing virtues
- The battle of prayer: how to deal with difficulty and distractions
- The dark night of the soul in Scripture

Full of scriptural truths, contemplative insights, and practical steps, Introduction to the Spiritual Life is a veritable biblical roadmap of the spiritual landscape that enables us to follow Jesus as our primary guide.

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   THE PURGATIVE WAY
He also covers the seven deadly sins and the virtues, and the Lectio Divina. He also discusses how to apply them to our lives. This book is highly recommended by those who are serious about deepening their spiritual walk.
 
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   All the faithful should read this book!
The book follows his other great works of the Bible. Pataki has put together a useful resource of perceptive comments and observations, plus practical guidance on how to implement and improve our prayers. He also thanked God for his "gift of writing."
 
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   Brant Pitre at his best
You are looking for more than just a book on how to grow in your faith. Through his knowledge of Scripture and his belief in God's will, Graham brings growth in spirituality to life. Four more copies have been bought for my Carmelite friends.
 
5
   Excellent
His book "The Sacred Heart" was also a finalist for the National Book Award. This book is highly recommended for anyone seeking spiritual guidance.
 
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   Walk Gods path
The book is a must-have for anyone looking to improve their English. I've been studying the Bible for a long time and this book is just what I needed. You will learn how to walk on the path of the Lord.
 
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   For all who are on a spiritual path.
The book is highly recommended for anyone embarking on a spiritual path. It is well written and connects with prophecy.
 
5
   This book is absolutely fantastic!!!
I highly recommend this book to anyone. Paul Robinson's book is an excellent resource for the study of Spiritual Theology and for anyone who is genuinely interested in living a true Christian Life. The whole purpose of Christian Spirituality is to have a deep and personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, Raymond said. His book is a masterpiece of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Doctrine. It's a great book.
 
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