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Notes from the Desert: A Canticle on Prayer

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by: Joseph Moscinski
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Publication Date: November 3, 2014
Book Size: 5" x 8"
Pages: 120
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9781633183117
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Book Synopsis
Suppose a 4th century Desert Father were to meet the 14th century author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and the meeting took place in the 21st century. What would such a pairing look like? Drawing its inspiration from the Cloud Author's teaching on contemplation, Notes from the Desert contains personal reflections on prayer in the kind of short, self-contained sayings that mirror the format used in the Desert Tradition but expressed in the idiom of our day.

It features:
• A potpourri of one-liners, riddling language, Latin proverbs, poetic prose, startling paradoxes, biblical commentary, mini-movie-reviews, delightful witticisms, and, best of all, meditation aids
• An introductory essay on the relation between contemplation, language, and humor that answers the question: "Why Is One Word Better Than Two?"
• A reader-friendly text that can be opened anywhere and offer food for thought—or read from beginning to end and reveal the full message
Customer Comments
Mary Jo Kearns
Posted: April 26, 2019
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I simply love the insights in this book. They lead me to reflect deeply on the mystery of God in the ordinariness of my life. I’m reading it first from cover to cover, and then I will open it at random for further daily reflection. Thank you, Deacon Joe!