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Simple Way [Paperback]

By Bodo Murray (Author)
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Pages   132
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.35" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2009
Publisher   Not Avail
ISBN  0867169141  
EAN  9780867169140  


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This easily portable book provides space beneath each meditation to jot down your thoughts or to insert your own prayer. Bodo, an international expert on Franciscan spirituality, offers practical ways to integrate The Simple Way into your daily life.

Publishers Description

Are you looking for the:
Simple way to love God?
Simple way to live?
Simple way to love your neighbor?
Simple way to pray?
Simple way to love all of God's creatures?
"The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis" might have the answers you are seeking. Just as Saint Francis said, "I have done what is mine, do what is yours to do," Franciscan priest and best-selling author Murray Bodo invites you to read the words of Saint Francis and then meditate, pray and ultimately act upon Francis' call to live the gospel life.
This easily portable book provides space beneath each meditation to jot down your thoughts or to insert your own prayer. Bodo, an international expert on Franciscan spirituality, offers practical ways to integrate "The Simple Way" into your daily life.


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More About Bodo Murray

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Murray Bodo, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and a member of the Franciscan Academy. An award-winning author of many books, including "Francis: The Journey and the Dream," " Francis and Jesus," "Landscape of Prayer" and "The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis," he writes and lectures on Franciscan spirituality. As an internationally known poet, Fr. Bodo has participated in poetry readings in Europe and the United States. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and travels yearly to Rome and Assisi, Italy, where he leads Franciscan pilgrimages.

Murray Bodo currently resides in the state of Kentucky.

Murray Bodo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Illuminationbooks
  2. Spiritual Classic (St. Anthony Messenger Press)


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Meditations  Jan 31, 2010
I purchased this book to assist me in my daily meditations, and I have used it now for nearly a month. Each meditation is concise and clear, with a challenge question at the end of each meditation and room on which to make notes. As I continue my growth in Franciscan spirituality, this book has been most helpful.
 
Brilliant  Aug 9, 2009
this is a Great little book to have...lots to learn in this book...much is said and goes everywhere...so glad i have it...
 
Today I will...  May 15, 2009
This new book of meditations from award winning author Murray Bodo, O.F.M. offers a "Simple Way" to reflect, pray, write, and take action toward a more spiritual way of daily living. The pocket-sized book based on the words of St. Francis is ideal for individuals and small groups. Bodo has divided the 100-plus entries into five themes: a simple way to love God, to live, to love one's neighbor, to pray, to love God's creatures. Each meditation consists of words and stories from Francis' own writing, brief commentary from Bodo, a personal question, and space for a "Today I will" statement.

A meditation on the importance of silence from The Simple Way to Prayer section is a good example. The opening quote praises quiet and meditation as ways to combat preoccupation and dissipation. Bodo writes of Francis' practice of sending brothers out to pray in pairs. They alternated between two roles: the "son" in solitude and the "mother" who protected his silence and brought him food and other necessities at certain intervals. The question is about the value I place on solitude and silence and who protects it for me.

The section on loving God's creatures contains a meditation on tilling and preserving the earth, which is especially meaningful today. "If the natural world only serves our need to dominate instead of our need to name and cherish, then one of God's first purposes in creating us is dismissed," writes Bodo. He then quotes Genesis 2:15, the passage in which God places Adam, in the garden of Eden "to till it and keep it." The question relates to my efforts to till and preserve the earth.
 

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