Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love - Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB and Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB
by Father Thomas Acklin, OSB, and Father Boniface Hicks, OSB
Prayer is at the heart of the Christian life. Given that we are weak and even sinful human beings, how can it be that God has anything to do with us? What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God? Why is God so silent and hidden? How do we grow in prayer?
Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love brings the depth of human experience together with the Catholic tradition of prayer to present the path to an intimate and vulnerable relationship with God.
Experienced spiritual directors Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, and Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, explore the many forms of Catholic prayer and demonstrate that vulnerability is essential to growing in relationship with God. Rich with the wisdom of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and the writings of the saints, Personal Prayer is an exhaustive guide for priests, religious, and laity desiring to receive the Father’s love in a profoundly personal way.
"In a sense, this is a 'how to' book of the best sort: a simple, practical guide for learning how to pray. But it’s also vastly more than that: An eloquent, intimate, and deeply persuasive invitation to seek out a personal relationship with the Father who made us, and to master the art of immersing ourselves in the love of God."
-Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
Exactly what I needed
Posted by Ann Brown on 30th Jan 2023
I've been wanting this book a long time, and it did not disappoint. It is an in-depth guide to prayer, but in modern language and with allowance and understanding for psychological obstacles to prayer. This is exactly what I needed. I highly recommend it. It's sound but also very readable.