Yearning for the Father
  The Lord's Prayer and the Mystic Journey


by John Sack

John Sack takes the Lord’s Prayer to a whole new level, offering it as a blueprint for the contemplative and mystical life. He draws upon history, literature, poetry and his first-hand appreciation of other religious traditions in presenting an extended guidebook to meditation upon these universal and much loved words of Jesus. Through a series of meditative reflections, the author (a former Cistercian monk) explores each phrase of this much-loved prayer. He also examines the Aramaic roots of the prayer, the original form in which Jesus taught it to his followers, to suggest interpretations beyond the traditional Western understanding.

“An uplifting, fabulous romp through the world’s great spiritual traditions. In a world torn apart by a thousand hatreds and a rising tide of fundamentalism, this book’s theme— that spiritual wisdom is timeless and universal— is urgently needed. Superb, simply superb.” — Larry Dossey, MD; author: The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things and Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine.

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240 pages
paperback 6 X 9 inches