Becoming Christ: Transformation Through Contemplation

Cowley Publications
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With clarity, wisdom, and wit, Brian Taylor offers a fresh look at contemplative prayer as the pathway to genuine healing and spiritual transformation. Taylor gives practical, how-to advice for those with a serious interest in contemplative prayer, and also explores its roots in the faith and traditions of the church.

This book is itself the fruit of years of contemplative practice, and whether you are new to this form of prayer or an experienced practitioner, Taylor's insight, encouragement, and guidance will enhance and strengthen your efforts to draw nearer to the heart of God in prayer, and in doing so, become more fully conformed to the image of Christ.
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BRIAN C. TAYLOR lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has been the rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church since 1983. He is married and the father of two grown sons. His previous books are Spirituality for Everyday Living: An Adaptation of the Rule of St. Benedict and Setting the Gospel Free: Experiential Faith and Contemplative Practice.
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Publisher
Cowley Publications
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Published on
Jan 25, 2002
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Pages
234
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ISBN
9781461660491
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / Prayer
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Religion / Christianity / Anglican
Religion / Christianity / Episcopalian
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