Christian Meditation by James Finley
Experiencing the Presence of God

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Enter a Monastery Without Walls

Christian Meditation introduces an ancient practice to a contemporary audience. James Finley, a former monk and student of Thomas Merton, presents the fundamentals of both understanding and practicing Christian meditation. He provides simple, helpful instructions, as well as explaining the deeper connection with the divine that meditation can bring. Above all, he makes clear that the aim of meditation is to allow us to experience divine contemplation -- the presence of God.


About James Finley

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James Finley is a former Trappist monk who studied closely with Thomas Merton. He is the author of Thomas Merton's Palace of Nowhere. He is now a renowned psychological and spiritual counselor in Santa Monica, CA, who leads retreats and workshops on a regular basis throughout North America.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 304 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The person who seeks God in this way, so the book instructs, and the book is a kind of instruction by one who has knowledge to share, and a heart with love to teach, will have a "life-transforming realization of oneness with God."

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Finley sees great treasures emanating to those who practice the path of Christian contemplation including the experience of transcendence in everyday life, an awakened sense of self, encounters with the mind of Christ and the generosity of God, an enhanced ability to recognize the divinity in eve...

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