-- Offers an insightful summary of contemplative prayer as it is practiced in a number of religious traditions, both Eastern and Western.
-- Includes a diverse and up-to-date appendix of recommended reading, grouped by subject.
-- Eight-week program of integrating spiritual practices into your daily routine.
To nurture that sense of relationship, this self-guided program offers a daily spiritual practice of prayer and meditation. Based on the conviction that God permeates all aspects of our lives, Beyer-Nelson focuses on the body, the senses, memory, emotion and imagination. Employing practices from many traditions (such as chanting, Yoga, and contemplation), she invites readers to actively participate in a "dance between one's self and God." "That which I call God others might call Tao, or Dharmakaya, or simply the Universe, " writes Beyer-Nelson. "Whatever the name, it is a Presence beyond gender and form, beyond full understanding. I also include a sense of the personal, the relational and the near in my meaning of God."