The Contemplative Writer: Loving God through Christian Spirituality, Meditation, Daily Prayer, and Writing

Writing thrives when our minds are at rest, our attention focused, and our souls receive care The Contemplative Writer helps Christians writers tap into their rich contemplative prayer tradition that includes meditation on scripture, spirituality practices, centering prayer, and fixed hour prayer such as morning prayer and evening prayer These practices offer a deeperWriting thrives when our minds are at rest, our attention focused, and our souls receive care The Contemplative Writer helps Christians writers tap into their rich contemplative prayer tradition that includes meditation on scripture, spirituality practices, centering prayer, and fixed hour prayer such as morning prayer and evening prayer These practices offer a deeper connection with God s love and a peaceful foundation for their creative callings Those who minister through writing will thrive with the guidance provided by Christian spirituality and reflective Bible reading The Contemplative Writer offers 10 simple practices every writer of faith can learn for daily prayer that cover the basics of Christian spirituality, such as how to pray, how to pray often, and how to find peace with God Chapters include topics such as Praying the Hours Centering Prayer Imaginative Bible Study Finding God in Silence Self Reflection with the Examen This book builds on Ed Cyzewski s previous books Pray, Write, Grow Cultivating Prayer and Writing Together and Write without Crushing Your Soul by providing direction and application for contemplative prayer that any follower of Jesus can put into practice.
The Contemplative Writer Loving God through Christian Spirituality Meditation Daily Prayer and Writing Writing thrives when our minds are at rest our attention focused and our souls receive care The Contemplative Writer helps Christians writers tap into their rich contemplative prayer tradition that

  • Title: The Contemplative Writer: Loving God through Christian Spirituality, Meditation, Daily Prayer, and Writing
  • Author: Ed Cyzewski
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Contemplative Writer: Loving God through Christian Spirituality, Meditation, Daily Prayer, and Writing”

    1. As a writer and Christian, I found this book encouraging and filled with helpful practices to aid in prayer and contemplation, which will help my daily living as well as my writing.

    2. Short and inspiringly sweet. Refreshing read with helpful practical tips. I forgot the title as I started reading thinking it was more about contemplating. And it was, with occasional reference to writing. Just what I needed. And I look forward to engaging his writing suggestions, also.

    3. This is a concise, little book geared towards writers who wish to ground their lives and work in prayer. Personally, none of the prayer practices outlined by Cyzewski were new to me -- but that's not the point. Indeed, the brevity and clarity with which he quickly outlined these practices were truly refreshing for me. They were also a kick in the pants -- I've read about this stuff before! Why don't I practise it!?The tips are practical and down-to-earth about how to incorporate some practices f [...]

    4. Excellent, concise, clear, and well-sourced advice for deepening your prayer life. A fast read and a wonderful resource for anyone struggling to focus and find calm in today's crazy world, and not just for writers! I gave four stars only because the ending fizzled somewhat into a plug for author's website; this was fine, but was a bit of a detractor for me to the enthusiasm I had built up from the richness and depth of the previous chapters. Otherwise, this is one of the most helpful, practical [...]

    5. Short little ebook predicated on the premise that both prayer and writing flow from the same source: attentiveness. Cyzewski describes forming contemplative prayer practices (contemplation, lectio divina, the prayer of examen) and writing exercises.

    6. I was unimpressed by this book: it seemed to me to be a much watered down version of several classics on writing and contemplation. It also did not got into enough detail on most of the discussions on contemplation.

    7. Very short but complete. The autor goes straight to the point, I specially liked the many resources share in this book for praying and meditation. It is really helping me to improve my praying time.

    8. Gentle and practical – a book full of spiritual and reflective practices for writers. Buy it now. Every now and again, when my soul feels on edge, I sit down and think, “I need a bit more Ed Cyzewski in my life.” This book is no exception. Where Ed Cyzewski excels is in making spiritual disciplines non-scary for people with an evangelical heritage. He writes well, using few words, and this short book contains much wisdom.A wonderful resource for any writer seeking to keep their spiritual l [...]

    9. I'm by no means a writer, but I am (or aspire to be) a prayer, and this offered some of the most helpful, practical, clear instructions on contemplative prayer I have come across.

    10. This book came to me at a good time, as I've been grappling with integrating more of God into my writing and business. And by integrating, I don't mean so much writing spiritual things (though that can be the case as well), but really seeking God and relying on God in everything I do. At this point, I wouldn't consider myself to be a contemplative writer, and in fact struggle with sitting still and being quiet on the inside. But this book has me thinking about how to be more intentional about tu [...]

    11. This is great book. I always felt the strong connection between writing and praying so this book really spoke to me.As the book progresses you learn a number of ways you can deepen your prayer life with writing. Various techniques are described that you can choose from to try yourself. The author has spent much time working with the methods and is able to describe them well. As the book progresses the author talk more about prayer and how to get the best out of it.Easy to read, straight to the p [...]

    12. A Wider Application That's Not Limited to WritersIn this brief work Ed Cyzewski packs a lot of excellent ideas for contemplation, whether one writes for a living or not. I especially appreciated the connection made between spiritual applications and the psychological principles of habit formation. After all, whether writers, shop owners, managers, technicians, home makers, or teachers, we all do well to pause in some "habitual" manner to listen to God speak in His "still, small voice."

    13. Write Way InEasy reading. Flows smoothly. Gives useful resource links, URL's, recommended titles of books regarding spiritual writing. Encouraging to beginning writer, and established pro. Best feature is the motivational aspect encouraging one to write. Added attraction is the clear examples given. Helped me get my blog back up and running. Knowledgeable author shares many resources.

    14. Encouraging book, easy to read, lots of guidance on how to be silent before God. It's not always easy to slow down, to really be silent before God, and this book is kind of like a mentor helping you through the first steps, showing you how to make time, how to stop the rush of thoughtsYou won't be sorry to have read it :)

    15. Gently written, full of encouragement, with lots of solid ideas to take away and try. Some ideas hit so close to home I had to stop right there and pray. Ed has written this succinct book in a contemplative fashion, leaving you ready to step into trying some new prayer methods and grow further in this area of your life.

    16. Helpfull!A really practical approach to contemplative practices like centering prayer, silence, prayer of examen and many more. Well worth the read to lead you further into contemplative practices.

    17. Great small book on contemplative writing and prayer with lots of helpful nuggets to personally apply.

    18. A great, practical, doable approach to incorporating new spiritual practices. Not that much is specific to writers. Highly recommend

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