Navigating the Interior Life: Finding God Through


Navigating the Interior Life: Finding God Through Meditation [Ebook] ➨ Navigating the Interior Life: Finding God Through Meditation By Peter of Alcantara – Thomashillier.co.uk Finding God Through Meditation is the second book of Dan Burke s Navigating series that brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands This series is a goldmine for Catholics to deepen your relations Finding God Through Meditation is Interior Life: PDF º the second book of Dan Burke s Navigating series that brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands This series is a goldmine for Catholics to deepen your relationship with God and to grow into a deeper union with Jesus Christ Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Navigating the PDF \ Alcantara is little known, as is the saint himself Don t let that fool you He directed the great mystic St Teresa of Avila on difficult questions she had about prayer, for which she has written about in her Interior Castle St Teresa turned to this great treatise on meditation by St Peter for guidance St the Interior Life: PDF ´ Peter of Alcantara s work is a sure antidote to much of the false teaching of our day His insights on prayer are profound and far reaching You will find here the gems that God has in store for all who truly desire to grow in relationship with Him in prayer Finding God Through Meditation gives you a window into perspectives on prayer that should challenge and enrich you for years to come About the Series Dan Burke s Navigating series brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands This series is a goldmine for Catholics to deepen your relationship with God and to grow into a deeper union with Jesus Christ.


10 thoughts on “Navigating the Interior Life: Finding God Through Meditation

  1. booklady booklady says:

    It is obvious why St Teresa of Jesus vila would value such a spiritual guide as St Peter of Alcantara His writings are straightforward, tightly organized, easy to read understand and most of all, wise, neither too rigid, nor too lax I listened to most of this book on kindle while exercising and prolonged my time to finish it Just some of the gems contained therein Chapter I Perspective on Meditation and Devotion, i.e., its efficacy, how acquired, things necessary to prayer and preparati It is obvious why St Teresa of Jesus vila would value such a spiritual guide as St Peter of Alcantara His writings are straightforward, tightly organized, easy to read understand and most of all, wise, neither too rigid, nor too lax I listened to most of this book on kindle while exercising and prolonged my time to finish it Just some of the gems contained therein Chapter I Perspective on Meditation and Devotion, i.e., its efficacy, how acquired, things necessary to prayer and preparation necessary to prayer Chapter II The Way of Meditation on spiritual reading, meditation, gratitude in prayer and oblation Chapter III Counsels for Meditation, or things to be concerned about rigid methods, intellectual speculation, contrived devotion, excessive efforts, perseverance in aridity, brevity in meditation, yielding to consolations and to contemplation Chapter IV Deepening Devotion what it is and 9 means to acquire as well as 9 impediments Chapter V Common Temptations in Meditation and Their Remedies Here is where I found St Peter to shine for, he does not advocate harsh treatment when one experiences difficulties with meditation quite the reverse His recommendations rather call for us to first recognize our own humanity with humility, not to fear and renew our trust in the Supreme Goodness of God He gives other particulars, but that is the basis of all of them, which undoubtedly, he passed on to Teresa Chapter VI Other Certain Admonitions Necessary for Spiritual Persons Once again, St Peter offers suggestions in dealing with such things as not pursuing of consolations, nor revealing them to others when they occur, humility, dedication to prayer, spiritual gluttony, and legalism Chapter VII and VIII 7 Meditations on the Chief Mysteries of our Faith and 7 More on the Passion of Our Lord these are excellent As I have not read listened to all yet, technically I am not finished with the book I hope to continue to come back to these meditations as perfect preparation for Life Eternal.This version also contains some biographical information on the saint.Excellent book MOST highly recommended After glancing at the Treatise on Prayer and Meditation, I believe they are much the same, although organized differently


  2. Stuart Stuart says:

    When I first received the book, Finding God Through Meditation, I wondered who this St Peter of Alcantara was listed on the cover He was apparently the author of this book and spiritual director of St Teresa of Avila That is a bit intimidating to think about, but I trust Daniel Burke and I know he wouldn t put hit name on something he didn t believe in, so that encouraged me to read on There are eight chapters in this short book, but there is enough material to chew on for years, The chapte When I first received the book, Finding God Through Meditation, I wondered who this St Peter of Alcantara was listed on the cover He was apparently the author of this book and spiritual director of St Teresa of Avila That is a bit intimidating to think about, but I trust Daniel Burke and I know he wouldn t put hit name on something he didn t believe in, so that encouraged me to read on There are eight chapters in this short book, but there is enough material to chew on for years, The chapters are as follows 1 Perspective on Meditation and Devotion2 The Way of Meditation3 Counsels of Meditation4 Deepening Devotion5 Common Temptations in Meditation and Their Remedies6 Other Certain Admonitions Necessary for Spiritual Persons7 Subject Matter of Prayer and Daily Meditations8 Seven Other Meditations on the Passion of Our LordThe daily meditations found in the last two chapters prove to be some of the most useful in the book as they provide the reader with two different sets of meditations for each day of the week that guide the reader into a deeper prayer life However, the chapter which really spoke to me at this moment in my life was Chapter Five I assume that like me you have trouble praying and growing in your relationship with God In this chapter, St Peter of Alcantara outlines nine common problems we all face and some remedies for them The eighth temptation An Inordinate Draw to Study really hit home for me In this section, he tells us, In the day of judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done not how eloquently we have spoken, but how well we have lived These few lines reminded me to put down the booksoften and not focus solely on the acquisition of knowledge We can all benefit from reading the words of the saints, especially this saint s If you want to read what St Teresa read, then I highly recommend this book Five stars


  3. Philip Philip says:

    Peter of Alcantara was a contemporary of Teresa of Avila, and had a big influence on her In this book he presents a profound, clear approach to Christian meditation.I can t say I would recommend this to someone who was completely new to the idea of Christian meditation For that, Teresa s Interior Castle might be a better introduction But for those who want to explore the topic deeply, this work is ideal.This is not a quick, easy read, but is certainly worth the time and effort involved.


  4. Michael Seagriff Michael Seagriff says:

    Some very nourishing and challenging spiritual wisdom to ponder and chew on.


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