Beginning to Pray

by Anthony Bloom

Paperback, 1970





"The realm of God is dangerous. You must enter into it and not seek information about it...The day when God is absent, when he is silent-that is the beginning of prayer." -- Archbishop Anthony BloomA remarkable book, written by a remarkable man. Archbishop Anthony Bloom -- French resistance fighter, army surgeon, Russian Orthodox monk -- gave the talks in this book to people who had never prayed before. This is the perfect place to start for someone who wishes to speak with God.


Paulist Press (1970), 128 pages

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LibraryThing member davidpwithun
A short and simply amazing book. For Orthodox Christians, a wonderful guide for developing your relationship with God. For non-Orthodox, a beautiful and concise introduction to the Orthodox spiritual life. This book should be one of the first books that inquirers, catechumens, and other interested
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parties read when coming to the Orthodox Church. If your friends ask you about Orthodoxy -- hand them this book.
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LibraryThing member jason.rathburn
I think this was a profound and concise account of prayer, and I got so much out of it!
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