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Author: Robert J. Wicks
ISBN: 1933495200
Subcategory: Christian Living
Pages 175 pages
Publisher Sorin Books; Original edition (September 1, 2009)
Language English
Category: Christians and Bibles
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by Robert J. Wicks


What makes Prayerfulness stand out is Wicks's unfailing honesty and his ability to unite our everyday life to our . Robert J. Wicks, who received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College, is professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland.

What makes Prayerfulness stand out is Wicks's unfailing honesty and his ability to unite our everyday life to our relationship with the divine. - Joyce Rupp, author of Open the Door (from the foreword). Wicks is the kind of wise elder that you need when times are tough and you are looking for hope. Dr. Wicks has taught in universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, social work, nursing, and theology.

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Prayerfulness: Awakening to the Fullness of Life. Prayerfulness - Robert J. Wicks. Drawing from classic and contemporary spiritual writing, Wicks explores seven steps to growth in prayerfulness, including creating simple rituals, honoring life's fragility, facing difficulties directly, and befriending anger. Thirty days of reflections, quotations, and questions also guide readers to form or strengthen a practice of daily prayer. A special feature is the innovative spiritual mindfulness questionnaire, a set of thirty open-ended questions that lead to a clearer sense of how present one is to daily life.

Book Overview introduces what he calls prayerfulness, a way of being truly in the present to experience God and life in dynamic new ways.

ISBN13: 9781933495309. Release Date: October 2011.

Blending insights from Christian contemplation and Buddhist mindfulness, Robert J. Wicks offers a brilliant guide to cultivating a receptive and reflective attitude to life. A rich array of insights-including seven practical steps, a thirty-day at-home retreat, and a "spiritual mindfulness readers develop a loving, clear, and balanced outlook.

Robert Wicks’s books are always insightful and inspiring. Prayerfulness, provides people, especially pastoral leaders, with ways not only to pray but to live with a spirit of prayerfulness. Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, . In this book, I wanted to take the wisdom of the East related to the theme of mindfulness and translate it in a way that Christians could use as a way of practically approaching prayer. I love to explore other religions as a way to turn a light on my own tradition using the question: Where is this in my own faith? When I do this I always find beautiful examples-especially in the writings of contemplatives and the Desert Mothers and Fathers.

If you want NextDay, we can save the other items for later. Yes-Save my other items for later. No-I want to keep shopping. His latest publication, Prayerfulness, provides people, especially pastoral leaders, with ways not only to pray but to live with a spirit of prayerfulness. Foreword by Joyce Rupp.

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A noted psychologist and best-selling author of Riding the Dragon examines what it means to truly live in the present moment, blending Christian contemplative practice and Buddhist mindfulness to help readers develop a loving, clear, and spiritually balanced outlook. Original.
Fearlesshunter
This book has helped me tremendously with the awareness God's presence at all times. Being aware of Him at all times and in all situations is very important for me and this book has been a great asset.
Gri
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Jode
2 bd wicks work read. Mr. Wicks leads me to deeper personal transformation and toward the process Of conversion. Transforming.
Glei
Wonderful book. Shipped in time
Delalbine
Robert Wicks is always very readable and this book is no exception. He always has great examples, stories, etc. that enhance the topics he covers in the areas of prayer and spirituality.
Briciraz
Practical guide with helps to leading a more prayerful and abundant life and ways to deal with our inevitable resistances.
Porgisk
Prayerfulness: Awakening to the Fullness of Life is a beginner's guide to contemplative prayer and meditation. It draws the language from the Eastern spiritual traditions, such as mindfulness, awakening, etc. I have no problem as long as the book is truthful to the gospel.

Ever since we threw some babies away with the bathwater during Reformation, Christians are left with no form of spiritual exercise other than prayer, fearing that doing so might violate our salvation through God's grace, rather than our work. Five centuries after the reformation, Christians are now spiritually fat and obese because they listen to the sermons and study the Bible--eating the spiritual food--without exercise.

The Eastern religions are rich with spiritual exercises mainly because they need to do it for salvation. We become lazy because our salvation is guaranteed by the grace of Jesus Christ given freely to us through his death on the cross. However, I'm sure Jesus never intended us to be pew-potatos or frozen-chosens.

The Apposle Paul says, "Bodily exercise is all right, but spiritual exercise is much more important and is a tonic for all you do. So exercise yourself spiritually, and practice being a better Christian because that will help you not only now in this life, but in the next life too." (1 Timothy 4:8 LB)

I hope as we apply more of the Eastern spiritual exercise for our own good, we will also be able to share our gospel of the good news with them in return.
At first glance you might think this is a book about prayer but instead it lies in the vein of books that talk about praying without ceasing or practicing the presence of God. In this book the author Wilkes focuses on practices/mindsets and activities that will develop a sense of spiritual mindfulness or awareness. Topics include "Creating simple rituals", "Softening the soul", and "Befriending anger and other negative emotions". From the titles of those chapters I think you can get an idea of the direction of this book. The book is more about finding a way of connecting with God via small actions and changes in mindset that allow for a life of "Prayerfulness".

The book is not heavy on the use of scripture, but instead pulls regularly from life experiences of the author. Also Wickes views Christianity from a Catholic perspective while not being overtly catholic in his recommendations or practices.
I found some of the recommendations and thoughts in this book to be useful and interesting; and I have been challenged in my thinking on dealing with some of my emotions and thoughts about my relationship with God. If you are open to this style of spiritual writing then I think you may be able to get something out of this book. However, if are looking for principles firmly based in scripture and consistent references to the Bible and reformed theology this book is definitely not for you.

Decide on getting this book with that in mind. If you have a question feel free to leave a comment and I would be happy to answer.