Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God
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 contemplative prayer. He provides simple, helpful instructions on the practicalities so essential to true meditation: focusing one's attention, sitting, breathing, orienting one's eyes, walking, and maintaining a compassionate, forgiving attitude. Above all, he makes clear that dedication to a practice of meditation can be a gateway to experiencing what we are built for—the presence of God.
Paperback, 290 pages