Experiencing the Presence of God
By James Finley
(HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060750640, 304pp.)
Publication Date: July 2005
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Enter a Monastery Without Walls
Christian Meditation introduces an ancient practice to a contemporary audience. James Finley, a former monk and student of Thomas Merton, presents the fundamentals of both understanding and practicing Christian meditation. He provides simple, helpful instructions, as well as explaining the deeper connection with the divine that meditation can bring. Above all, he makes clear that the aim of meditation is to allow us to experience divine contemplation -- the presence of God.
James Finley is a former Trappist monk who studied closely with Thomas Merton. He is the author of Thomas Mertons Palace of Nowhere. He is now a renowned psychological and spiritual counselor in Santa Monica, CA, who leads retreats and workshops on a regular basis throughout North America.