The Jesus Prayer: A Cry for Mercy, a Path of Renewal

The Jesus Prayer: A Cry for Mercy, a Path of Renewal


By (author) John Michael Talbot

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  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Format: Hardback | 156 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 180mm x 23mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 18 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Illinois
  • ISBN 10: 0830835776
  • ISBN 13: 9780830835775
  • Sales rank: 427,402

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An ancient prayer for every day: "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner." These words have strengthened and comforted believers for centuries. The Jesus Prayer comes to us from the Eastern Christian tradition. In these pages, John Michael Talbot explores more of the roots of the prayer along with the theological and practical meaning of each word in the lives of believers today. Readers are invited to meditate on the twelve simple words that lie at the heart of the Christian East. Complete with historical context and exercises for self-reflection, this book shows how a single prayer could sustain the spiritual life of a civilization. Each chapter ends with a brief practice using the prayer.

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"The Jesus Prayer is decidedly practical, not only instructing readers about the background and rich history behind the prayer but also devoting entire chapters on words or phrases from the actual prayer and going into depth about them. But perhaps most valuable, especially for Protestants who may be skeptical of The Jesus Prayer and its roots in Catholicism and Eastern Christianity, is that Talbot speaks as one who sees both sides. Talbot is indeed a Catholic steeped in the monastic tradition, but he began his Christian walk as a Protestant during the heady days of the early 1970s Jesus Movement."--CCM Magazine, Fall 2013