The demands of modern life are such that many people find great value in meditation. It can be hard to know where to start, however, or how to progress.
In this classic work, Friedrich Rittelmeyer recognizes the difficulties we face and proposes a Christian meditative path, to guide and inspire. His work is based on the Gospel of St John and he shows how the imagery in the text can be brought alive in people's hearts through thought and imagination.
Rittelmeyer's inner training is presented with a wealth of practical advice, and a gentle trust in his reader that glows from every page.
C O N T E N T S:
Foreword by Tom Ravetz
1. Inner Development and Meditation
2. Peace and Love
3. Meditation and Prayer
4. Intercession and Relating to Others
5. Hallowing Time and Space
6. Training the Life of Feeling
7. The Cross of the World
8. Meditation and Health
9. Training the Will
10. Exercises for Training the Will
11. Meditation and Mysticism
12. Overcoming Death
(1872-1938) was a leading figure in the Lutheran Church which he left in 1922 to help found and lead The Christian Community, the movement for religious renewal.
Rev. Tom Ravetz was born in Leeds in 1964. He completed the training for the priesthood of The Christian Community in Stuttgart, and studied theology at the University of Aberdeen. He is the Lenker of The Christian Community in Great Britain and Ireland. Rev. Ravetz has written and spoken on a wide variety of theological and spiritual topics and is the author of several books published by Floris Books