The Way of Prayerful LivingL. Roger Owens • February 2022
What does it mean to live a contemplative life? How does someone become contemplative? Does being contemplative mean sitting around thinking about God all day? Does it require living a simple or even austere life, like a monk or a nun?
Roger Owens challenges readers to expand their definition of contemplative living to encompass all ways of seeking to be more open, available, and responsive to God. God may be found just as easily in an office cubicle, a donut shop, or a laundry room as in a monastic cell.
In Everyday Contemplative, Owens presents seven characteristics of contemplative living: longing, attention, patience, playfulness, vulnerability, nonjudgment, and freedom. One ingredient he considers essential to the contemplative life is sharing it with others, and this book invites readers to discover the joys of contemplative living.
L. Roger Owens is associate professor of Christian spirituality and ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. An ordained United Methodist minister, Roger has pastored urban and rural congregations in North Carolina. He is married to Rev. Ginger Thomas, and they are the parents of three children. Roger loves to read, sing, listen to his children make music, and take quiet walks.
EPub ISBN: 9780835819923
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Pub Date: February 2022
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 160
BISAC1: REL012080 RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer
BISAC2: REL012120 RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth
BISAC3: REL012040 RELIGION / Christian Living / Inspirational