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The Little Book of Prayersby David Schiller
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The perfect gift for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry, The Little Book of Prayers now has a stunning new cover and a more prayer book-like format.
Gathered from holy books and prayer books, from songs and spirituals, spoken traditions and poets, it is an unexpectedly approachable collection of common and uncommon prayers from around the world. The entries, one per page or spread, are chosen for their depth of feeling, beauty of expression, spiritual intensity, and sense of the universal. The book is organized into broad categories of praise, entreaty, contemplation, mourning, and grace; and two indexes--one by authorship, and the other by topic--make it immediately accessible.
There are familiar prayers, like the Lord's Prayer and 23rd Psalm, which, placed in new context, shine with a renewed beauty and wisdom. You'll find prayers unfamiliar to many in the West, such as the "Opener" from the Koran or the four vows of the Boddhisattva, chanted every evening in Zen monasteries around the world. And the surprising--from the "Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier" to the blues of Lightnin' Hopkins to the poetry of Rumi.
God help us to live slowly:
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
You, whose day it is, make it
beautiful. Get out your rainbow
colors, so it will be beautiful.
Gathered from holy books, from poets, from songs and spirituals, here is a book of common and uncommon prayers from around the world, filled with the serendipity of surprising choices and unpredictable juxta-positions.
Gathered from holy books, from poets, from songs and spirituals, from letters, novels, and plays, from spoken traditions and other sources, here is a book of common and uncommon prayers from around the world. Compiled by David Schiller, author of the "The Little Zen Companion, with 327,000 copies in print, "The Little Book of Prayers is an eclectic, approachable collection, filled with the serendipity of surprising choices and unpredictable juxtapositions, a book for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry. 117,000 copies in print.
About the Author
David Schiller lives with his family in Montclair, New Jersey. He is the author of an eclectic range of titles, including All-American Carioke, The Little Zen Companionand The Little Zen Calendar, The Runaway Beard,and God: A Seeker's Companion.
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