About the Author

David Steindl-Rast

Brother David Steindl-Rast was born in Vienna, Austria, and holds a PhD from the Psychological Institute at the University of Vienna. After 12 years of training in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine monastic tradition, Brother David received permission to practice Zen with Buddhist...

The Grateful Heart

A Benedictine Monk and Religious Scholar Explores How to Open Your Heart to the Blessings Awaiting

David Steindl-Rast

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The fountainhead of all philosophy and religion, teaches Brother David Steindl-Rast, is our sense of amazement at being in the world. To cross the gap between doctrine and the divine, we have been given the gift of prayer. On The Grateful Heart, you will hear Brother David describe prayer not as a dogmatic ritual, but as a way of opening to the blessings that await us in everyday life.

Since 1953, when Brother David retreated to the Mount Savior monastery in upstate New York, he has studied what he calls “the lifting up of the human heart and mind to God.” On The Grateful Heart, he focuses on the major characteristics of prayer, including: perennial prayer—the inner gesture that is the essence of prayer in all cultures and religions; the evolution and history of prayer, including the “prayer house” movement; and the future of prayer. With a passion for life, Brother David inspires a welcome dialogue that embraces the intellectual as well as the spiritual.

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Contents 1 Audio Download (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Date Published October 23, 2009
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-119-1
Product Codes 0199w, w0199w, aw00199w

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By Lesley
Date Added: Saturday 29 May 2010
Brother David brings a fresh approach to Christianity. Lestening to this audio transports me to a place where Heaven and Earth meet.
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