A Guide For Entering & Experiencing The Presence Of God
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
As I began to read Father Hauser's book, I kept thinking of the modern guru of the Centering Prayer, Abbot Thomas Keating, OCSO. It's a renewed idea of prayer that returns to the Gospel, that says "to enter your inner room, shut the door, and pray in secret." The language of God is SILENCE! This is the prayer of silence. The understanding that God is not "out there", but God is present inside me changes the prayer. It's the Holy Spirit who is praying and brining me into closer relationship to God. Prayer is just that a relationship with God, ABBA, the all loving Father. This book is very insightful and gives great suggestions for improving your prayer life. Jim "Baldy" Cremin
In His Spirit
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
A wonderful Christian (Catholic) book written by a Jesuit scholar. It came highly recommended by my Spiritual Director. I found it to be life-changing.... Richard Hauser, SJ, encourages the reader to rethink his/her current model of spirituality by understanding the concept that "Christ lives within us" (Eastern model) rather than "outside of us" (Western model). We learn more about the difference and are encouraged to live our lives with Christ within, rather than striving to please an external God. A very subtle difference, yet highly empowering!
A contemporary classic
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
Hauser's "In His Spirit" is the wisest and richest reflection on the workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives that I've ever read. Drawing on scripture, Merton's insights into contemplation, Maslow's psychology of self-actualization, and frank personal anecdotes, Hauser helps the reader better appreciate (1) that the divine Spirit indwells each and every human being--all of us, as it were, participate in the Pentecost event; (2) that as a consequence the deepest stirrings of our selves can be trusted; and (3) that the key to a living spirituality is an ever more intentional cooperation with the unifying, enlightening, and enabling Spirit within. I can think of only one or two other books written within the last twenty years that have provoked more thought (and gratitude!) in me than this one. I also strongly recommend two follow-up books on the Spirit written by Hauser: "Moving in the Spirit" and "Finding God in Troubled Times." Taken together, the three volumes of this trilogy can change your life.
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