Synopses & Reviews
Pray continually, Scripture exhorts. Do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus. Striving to obey, christian monks of the East joined adoration and compunction in unceasing prayer. In the course of fourteen centuries, they developed what some have called 'the only perfect way of prayer, ' the Jesus Prayer: Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me (a sinner).
. . . deservedly a classic in spiritual writing and necessary reading for all those interested in the method of Eastern Christian prayer.The Heythrop Journal
For the reader who desires God, here is the book that speaks to the heart.The Living Church
How the Jesus Prayer developed and the names by which early Christians addressed Christ.
About the Author
Charles Cummings is a Trappist-Cistercian monk and priest of Holy Trinity Abbey, Huntsville, Utah. He grew up in northern Minnesota and joined the monastery in 1960. He has a master’s degree in formative spirituality and has been engaged in writing, editing, teaching, counseling, chaplain ministry, and monastic interreligious dialogue for most of his monastic life.