The Jesus Prayer

  • by Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Narrated by Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the earliest centuries of faith, Christians in the deserts of Palestine and Africa sought a short prayer that could be easily repeated, in order to acquire the habit of "prayer without ceasing." The result was the Jesus Prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me." This jewel of Eastern Christianity aims at enabling a person to be in God's presence, rather than to focus on feelings or thoughts about God. The first section of The Jesus Prayer offers a concise overview of the history, theology, and spirituality of Orthodoxy, so that the prayer can be understood in its native context. Following that is a conversational question-and-answer format that takes the listener through practical steps for adopting this profound practice in everyday life.

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beautiful book will listen over again

A real gem! the reader is the author: humble and deeply spiritual. Deep yet easy to follow; concise yet full of insights, guidance and encouragement. Sprinkled with lots of stories and tips from the saints, as well as contemporary advice for busy lay people. I'm delighted and encouraged by this purchase! Not dumbed down, not overly academic and refreshingly waffle free!
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- Clive Smart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-07-2016
  • Publisher: Frederica Mathewes-Green