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    DescriptionRichard Rohr was selected as one of a small group of "world renowned experts on contemplative practice and compassion" to speak at the "Sacred Silence: Pathway to Compassion" event in Louisville, Ky., in mid-May 2013, that featured His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Franciscan friar served as the principle Christian presence--others represented Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism--to speak on the search for God in contemplation, which leads to action that benefits humanity. His role as the founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation made him a fitting and powerful speaker on the subject. In "Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation," Rohr focuses on finding God in the depths of silence, and shares that the divine silence is more than the absence of noise. That silence has a life of its own, in which we are invited into its living presence, wholeness of being, and peace it brings. This silence can absorb paradoxes, contradictions, and the challenges of life, he says, connecting us with the great chain of being. Rohr adds that while different faiths use different languages and different words, all major religions have come at the mystery of God as a dynamic flow--God as communion, God as relationships. Silence then becomes that common place for all. This book will inspire you and show that the peace of contemplation is not something just for monks, mystics, and those divorced from the worries of the world, but rather for all people who can quiet their own mind to listen in the silence.


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    Title
    Silent Compassion
    Subtitle
    Finding God in Contemplation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. Rohr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 162 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781616367572
    ISBN 10: 1616367571
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: REL010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    Ingram Subject Code: RP
    Libri: I-RP
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
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    BISAC V2.8: REL042000
    B&T Approval Code: A13805000
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    DC22: 248.34, 248.3/4
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    BISAC V2.8: REL062000, REL012040
    DC23: 248.4
    LC classification: BV5091.C7 R644 2014
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRMF19, QRVX, QRVK
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    St Anthony Messenger Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    St Anthony Messenger Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cincinnati
    Author Information
    Richard Rohr is a globally recognized Catholic and Christian teacher focusing on mystical and transformational traditions. A Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder and director of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, N.M., home of the Rohr Institute, he is the author of more than 20 books including: "Yes, And...," "Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self," "Falling Upward," "The Naked Now" and "Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps."
    Review quote
    The small volume is an interesting, if not thoroughly cohesive, presentation on the need to retrieve the contemplative tradition in the Christian religion. --Laurie Brink, OP, "Catholic Library World"