Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel

by O.C.S. O. Thomas Keating

Paperback, 1995





This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. Special attention is paid to the role of the Sacred Word, Christian growth and transformation, and active prayer. The book ends with an explicit treatment of the contemplative dimension of the gospel. Open Mind, Open Heart will take readers into a world where God can do anything, into a realm of the greatest adventure--"Where one is open to the Infinite and hence to infinite possibilities.">… (more)


Continuum (1995), 160 pages


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LibraryThing member roydknight
A very insightful introduction to the ancient practice of centering prayer in our Christian tradition. I highly recommend it for those wanting to learn more about both the history and practice of this prayer form.
LibraryThing member danhammang
Great chapter on the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition.
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