A Listening Heart

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A Listening Heart

The Spirituality of Sacred Senuousness

In this book, Brother David Steindl-Rast, who has been a monk for more than 50 years, argues that every sensual experience—whether the joy of walking barefoot or the fragrance of the season—should be recognized as a spiritual one.

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David Steindl-Rast is a Benedictine brother with an amazing variety of skills and qualifications. He is committed to finding a spirituality for our times and, through monasticism, to helping build bridges between East and West.

This is the first book of this already widely-known modern man who alternates between silence in a hermitage and a more communal monastic life. He offers here a series of profound essays which are not so much about prayer as an extended act of prayer. 

Contemplation is set out as a necessary dimension of life, as a journey in the Spirit. The whole is informed by a truly incarnational approach. This is an account of spirituality genuinely earthed, and yet, for that reason, it is both wonder-full and soaring.
John-Charles S.S.F, Little Portion Friary, Mount Sinai, NY


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Paperback / 144 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4

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