Contemplative Life

Discovering Our Path into the Heart of God

by Julie Saad

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/7/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781982275747
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781982275723
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781982275730

About the Book

This book started out as a guidebook on the Contemplative Living Experience program, a spiritual formation program in contemplative life offered by Contemplative Outreach. It grew into a story about how a life dedicated to contemplative prayer can be transformed when one consents to the presence and action of God within, the divine indwelling. Because Julie’s teaching style comes out of her lived experience, the book also became part memoir and part practical application of Thomas Keating’s teaching. You will likely be able to relate to many of the examples from her life which will remind you of similar experiences you’ve had in your life, all in this exploration of contemplative prayer and its movement into a deeper relationship with the Ultimate Mystery.

About the Author

Julie Saad has been a student of Father Thomas Keating since 1994. Keating was the Abbot of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts and one of the founders of Contemplative Outreach, a spiritual network committed to renewing the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer. Julie practices and teaches Centering Prayer and the other contemplative practices contained in this book both in person and online. She is a member of the Contemplative Outreach community in Denver, Colorado and currently serves on the governing board of the Contemplative Outreach international organism. She is the coordinator of the Contemplative Living Experience program, a formation program in contemplative life.