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eBook A Short and Easy Method of Prayer ePub

by Jeanne Guyon,Thomas D. Brook

  • ISBN: 1602063729
  • Category: New Age and Spirituality
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Jeanne Guyon,Thomas D. Brook
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics (April 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 92
  • ePub book: 1103 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1843 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 897

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Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Short and Easy Method of Prayer. Written by French mystic, writer, and preacher MADAME JEANNE-MARIE BOUVIER DE LA MOTTE-GUYON (1648-1717), this brief treatise is divided into 24 chapters, each chapter a step along the path to God.

Originally published in 1685, Madame Guyon’s A Short and Easy Method of Prayer is considered a classic of Christian .

Originally published in 1685, Madame Guyon’s A Short and Easy Method of Prayer is considered a classic of Christian mysticism, influencing great writers and speakers such as John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon. In it, Madame Guyon carefully and briefly sets out her ‘unmethodical method’ by which any and all can commune with God at any time and under any circumstances. A short method of prayer. and. Spiritual torrents. By j. M. b. de la mothe.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A Short and Easy Method of Prayer is an excellent book that shows how Christians are called to prayer. I would definitely recommend this book to every Christian who wants to learn the fastest way to progress through prayer to union with God; no one explains it in simpler terms than Madam Guyon.

Madame Guyon's words of encouragement will inspire the modern reader much as they inspired her 17th-century .

Madame Guyon's words of encouragement will inspire the modern reader much as they inspired her 17th-century counterpart. Madame Guyon's words of encouragement will inspire the modern reader much as they inspired her 17th-century counterpart.

Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon . Short and Easy Method of Prayer. Thomas Cogswell Upham, Life, religious opinions and experience of Madame Guyon (New York, 1854).

Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon, French: ; 13 April 1648 – 9 June 1717) was a French mystic and was accused of advocating Quietism, although she never called herself a Quietist. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, and she was imprisoned from 1695 to 1703 after publishing the book A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer. Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon.

Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. A brief treatise by Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon a French mystic and one of the central figures in the controversy over Quietism in the seventeenth century. 85. This book contains much of Madame Guyon's reflections on self-abandonment, suffering, temptation and self-sacrifice. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

The Trinity Press, Worcestor, and London. 2. A Short and Easy Method of Prayer. have tasted: this method is, indeed, highly necessary, and will advance the soul farther in a short time, than any other in a course of years. This little book has exercised a very great influence in both secular and religious circles. Madame Guyon thus speaks of it1: Among my intimate friends was a civilian, a counsellor of the Parliament of Grenoble, who might be described as a model of piety.

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LibriVox recording of A Short and Easy Method of Prayer, by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon. Originally published in 1685, Madame Guyon’s A Short and Easy Method of Prayer is considered a classic of Christian mysticism, influencing great writers and speakers such as John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon.

A Short and Easy Method of Prayer was originally circulated privately but proved to be so popular that it was finally made available to the public in 1685. Written by French mystic, writer, and preacher MADAME JEANNE-MARIE BOUVIER DE LA MOTTE-GUYON (1648-1717), this brief treatise is divided into 24 chapters, each chapter a step along the path to God. These clear and simple precepts-translated from the French by Thomas D. Brook and published in English in this edition in 1867-were written with the average person in mind, and include Madame Guyon's thoughts on meditation, self-abandonment, suffering, self-examination, distractions and temptations, prayer as a sacrifice, the distinction between inward and outward acts, and more. Madame Guyon's words of encouragement will inspire the modern reader much as they inspired her 17th-century counterpart.

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Braswyn Braswyn
The Catholic Encyclopedia defines religious quietism as:

…the doctrine which declares that man's highest perfection consists in a sort of psychical self-annihilation and a consequent absorption of the soul into the Divine Essence even during the present life. In the state of "quietude" the mind is wholly inactive; it no longer thinks or wills on its own account, but remains passive while God acts within it.

For the Catholic Church, this doctrine, which was banned, is a grave error or sin. It leads to “erroneous notions which, if consistently followed, would prove fatal to morality. It is fostered by Pantheism and similar theories, and it involves peculiar notions concerning the Divine cooperation in human acts.”

Yet it is difficult to see any of this dangerous material in “A Short Method of Prayer” by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon (1648-1717). Rather than being about “anything goes” and the abandonment of either religious or conventional morality, this book, and the quietism it expresses, is mild and inviting. By laying down your will, or parts of it, we invite the Divine into our formerly restless minds.

Of course, if you are running a church, want to fill pews, and fill up the collection basket, this kind of religious stance could be dangerous. But for the rest of us, quietism is a perfect way to enter into a relationship with the divine unhindered by organized structures, either spiritual or religious.
Ahieones Ahieones
Well, this is not a book to be taken lightly or view as a quick read. In fact, I have not, as of yet, finished it even though it is only about 95 pages. You must, with all deference to the reader of this review, read each sentence several times and with careful thought. For two reasons. The first is that it is a direct translation from the French (noun articles and genders) and of the time in which it was written. The second is that it is packed with spirituality. I am now working on thought control and have realized the importance that it plays in a Christian's life. When I am satisfied with my standing in this area, I will move on and perhaps write another review of the rest of the book. It is, at any rate, profound and should be considered part of a Christian's bibliography.
Buge Buge
There is more to prayer than you can learn over a lunch break, we all understand as much. So how does Mme. Guyon lead us into her own life of prayer? Begin with a moment of silence, and then look inside yourself. Saints all wrote about that, Teresa of Avila called it her interior castle, the Apostle Paul his inner man. This is where we can encounter the cosmic order, find our place in that order, & receive guidance for how to live on this planet.
Cemav Cemav
I would definitely recommend this book to every Christian who wants to learn the fastest way to progress through prayer to union with God; no one explains it in simpler terms than Madam Guyon.
Swiang Swiang
Very well written and a lot of information about Prayers. Very interesting and knowledgeable writing. Back up with scriptures to aid us. I only had one minor problem some of the words were something I didn't know. I did learn a lot and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more on the method of prayers.
Daigrel Daigrel
If you can grasp the concept that Mme. Guyon is expounding here, it will take you to wherever it is you are destined to go in the Spirit realm. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THE WATERED DOWN REWRITE - "A Short and Easy Method of Prayer - Enhanced Version". It is so diluted as to be nearly worthless and contains at least one statement that Mme. Guyon not only would not make, but teaches against. I won't even give my copy away to someone else, but will throw it away. As for this version, the 'Authentic Original Classic', it has to be read like the Bible, a little at a time. It is wonderfully profitable.
Vizuru Vizuru
This is not a review of content, but of format. This ebook has tiny print (the introduction fools you because it's normal) and all the text is centered on the page, making it very awkward to read.
Obviously the author understood a deeper prayer that what she writes about. In this little book she is simply trying to make the reader aware of different aspects of prayer and only "hints" at the depth that is possible. She has some very interesting thoughts on suffering which readers can really get some great insight on yet another aspect of prayer. This is a great book for anyone who wants to understand more about prayer, but it is not intended to actually go into the practice of prayer or even much more than touching on what might be possible in prayer. Yet no matter how advanced we might think we are in prayer this book has something to offer us.

She also talks about self abandonment and there is a good book on this by Fr. J. P. deCaussade, SJ entitled "Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence" and goes into much depth. The book with his letters is the best one. And she touches on Prayer of Heart also. A book that goes into details on this prayer is by George A. Maloney entitled "Prayer of the Heart."

Use this book as a starting spot but don't stop with it.