Linda Martella-Whitsette

How to Pray Without Talking with To God

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This is a refreshing approach to spirituality that opens up spiritual practice for the non-religious and for people who are irritated by the adolescent tenor of much of popular spirituality. Martella-Whitsett provides a framework for thinking about prayer that is for everyone. She shows readers how they can engage in their own prayer practice without adhering to a set of creeds or dogmas. This is a warm and wise book that encourages spiritual seekers who find themselves outside of institutional religion yet yearn for an experience of the divine; who are in need of spiritual sustenance to help them cope with the stresses of daily living. Marlella-Whitsett encourages seekers to look within, to look for the spark of the divine that is at the core of their being. It is time, she asserts, for each of us to stop thinking of God as a superhero who exists outside of each of us. Rather, we should focus on that Divine Identity that we all share. True spiritual practice, true prayer is all about looking within – rather than without. In short, she encourages readers to start approaching spirituality like autonomous thinking adults. Martella-Whitsett shows how to reform the prayer language we've been conditioned to use by: – Reforming the words of traditional prayers – Cultivating a habit of daily prayer and meditation – Learning how to pray with others HOW TO PRAY WITHOUT TALKING TO GOD is filled with the author's stories of her own evolving understanding of God. Each chapter includes a section called "e;Talk to Yourself"e; which poses questions for readers to write about or share in a study circle.
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