Do you want to pray, but arent quite sure what `prayer is, or how to do it?
As BonnieThurston explains in this joyously fresh and revelatory book, if you want to pray, even if you think you dont know how to start, you are already on the way. That appetite for prayer is Gods great gift to you in the first place. `You keep that spark alive any way you can and in the process discover yourself mysteriously going deeper and higher and wider, as if you werent doing it at all. Which you arent. Real prayer is gift, just as desire for it is gift. If you want to pray, then know that God has already gifted you with prayer and is drawing you to the Divine Self.
Immediately engaging, practical and down-to-earth yet steeped in a lifetime of scholarship and research, For God Alongó: A Printer on Prayer is the finest introduction to the different traditions and methods of Christian prayer to have appeared in recent years. It will instruct, delight and encourage everyone discovering the things of God, wherever they aree on the journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
BONNIE THURSTON was a professor of New Testament for many years. She is the editor of Thomas Merton and Buddhism, author of many theological books including Women in the New Testament; To Everything a Season: A Spirituality of Time; Preachit~g Mark and The Spiritual Landscape of Mark, and has
written two small volumes of poetry, The Hearts Lands (2001) and Hints and Glimpses (2004). She lives in solitude in West Virginia.
Bonnie B. Thurston, PhD, lives in West Virginia in solitude. She is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the author of several books, including Philippians in the Sacra Pagina series and Religious Vows, the Sermon on the Mount, and Christian Living (Liturgical Press), and Preaching Mark (Fortress Press).