Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers of Wisdom and Love

Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers of Wisdom and Love


By (author) Stephanie Dowrick

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  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 226mm x 24mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 26 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
  • ISBN 10: 0399164480
  • ISBN 13: 9780399164484
  • Sales rank: 45,020

Product description

Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents "Better Books for a Better World"--the Gold Award (Best Book of the Year) in the category of Religion/Spirituality: Other Traditions & Practices. Here is a prayer book that offers you the wisest, most comforting of prayers, while also guiding you on "how "to pray. Whatever your experience of prayer, you will find a new depth of inspiration and support in these pages. From the most ancient heartfelt prayers to those newly written by the author herself, this is a collection that meets us where we are--and takes us where we most want to go. As a writer and spiritual leader who has supported and guided many thousands of people to live more hopefully, Stephanie Dowrick has a rare understanding of what prayer is and how faithfully it can support you, whatever your faith background or journey. Some of the world's most beautiful words are gathered here--as are many of the most uplifting and consoling. From prayers to be shared with family, friends or community, to prayers that take you within to your own soul's depths, this is a collection to be used and cherished.

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Author information

Dr. Stephanie Dowrick is the author of a number of much-loved, life-changing books. They include "Intimacy and Solitude," "Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love," "Choosing Happiness," " Creative Journal Writing," " Everyday Kindness," and her spiritual study of visionary poet Rainer Maria Rilke, "In the Company of Rilke." A trained psychotherapist and a spiritual leader and teacher, her award-winning writing is not only highly praised, it is also unusually accessible and supportive, uniting contemporary psychological wisdom with an effortlessly inclusive spiritual vision.

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"In this marvellous collection, Dr. Stephanie Dowrick offers what so many of us desire: an authentic invitation into the mystery of prayer. This is a book to cherish. But more than this, it is one to "use" as a pathway into greater awareness, deeper connection, and a more profound sense of gratitude for the gift of life. What could be more welcome in times like these, when a trustworthy guide to the spiritual life like this one is so urgently needed?" --Dr. Mark S. Burrows, professor of theology and spirituality and author of a new translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's "Prayers of a Young Poet"