The Prophet: The Inner Meaning of Prayer

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In this second volume of his trilogy on prayer, David Torkington presents a brilliant exposition of the inner meaning of prayer and the truths that underpin the life of the spirit. He does this by narrating two parallel stories, one from the past which details the spiritual adventures of a young man in search of the spiritual wisdom that finally leads him to embrace the lifestyle of a hermit on the island of Calvay; and the other from the present which tells of the hermit's mysterious disappearance. In the course of his narrative, he takes the reader beyond the first stages of the life of prayer to an understanding of the role of the cross, sacrifice and self-denial in one's growth in the spirit. The sprituality of St. Francis of Assisi plays an important part in illustrating this vital truth and Padre Pio exemplifies the chartity which is its goal. About the author: David Torkington is a full time lecturer, retreat master and spiritual director whose regular columns in THE CATHOLIC HERALD have brought his expertise to a wide and very appreciative audience. Besides the other two titles in this trilogy: THE HERMIT and THE MYSTIC, he is also the author of INNER LIFE:A FELLOW TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO PRAYER which has a Introduction by Sister Wendy Beckett.

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