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When the Well Runs Dry: Prayers Beyond the Beginnings [Paperback]

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Pages   215
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.62 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Ave Maria Press
ISBN  1594711372  
EAN  9781594711374  

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"A marvelous example of theological devotion" (Catholic Library World), this new edition by popular Jesuit spiritual director Fr. Thomas Green synthesizes the spiritual counsel of classic Christian writers for a new generation thirsty for God. With almost 200,000 copies in print in twelve languages, When the Well Runs Dry builds on Green's classic and best-selling primer on prayer, Opening to God. In this proven and popular roadmap for those digging more deeply into the mystery of prayer, Green skillfully coaxes readers to re-examine their perspectives on prayer. Prayer, he teaches, has less to do with what they do or know, and more to do with what God does in them.

Publishers Description
Builds on Green's classic and bestselling primer on prayer Opening to God. This work encourages readers to re-examine their perspectives on prayer and argues that prayer has less to do with what readers do or know and more to do with what God does in them.

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More About Thomas H. Green

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thomas H. Green is a freelance journalist based on the south coast of England. He writes regularly for the "Daily Telegraph", "Mixmag", and "Q" magazine, and is founding editor of the music and lifestyle webzine, www.beatmag.ent. Thomas began his career reporting on the explosion of dance music and electronica in the nineties. These days, however, he is as likely to write about pop, heavy metal, or jazz as he is techno, although he's still occasionally to be found in nightclubs as dawn approaches.

Thomas H. Green has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Spiritual Journey

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Observations  Mar 9, 2007
Clear, concise and down to earth treatment of difficulties in prayer whilst encouraging and helping the reader to recognise God's presence in some of the darker or drier moments of our prayer life. Not only does the author carefully translate John of the Cross' teaching on what consitutes this purifying action in prayer but he also makes the brave attempt to bridge this with the day to day difficulties and seemingly insurmountable character flaws. Above all, the reader gives the impression of someone who has experienced joyful perseverence during these periods. All in all, quite uplifting.
When a praying person cannot pray anymore  Jul 27, 2006
This is a book on prayer. This is NOT a book on prayer for those who have never learned to pray! Rather there is a stage in the spiritual journey when the person that has enjoyed prayer for a long period of time, gradually loses the comfort and satisfaction that came with prayer. This comes despite that fact there is no new sin in the person's life! Despite having the desire to stay close to God... Many of us experience this from time to time but in some this is a persistent state that can last for years or for the rest of their lives. This is a stage of the journey that some have called the 'dark night'. The dark night is simply a stage of the spiritual journey where there are no consolations/comfortable feelings from/toward God and one just goes on with FAITH alone. What Fr Green does is give an explanation of what is happening and how to deal with it, based on the works of 2 well know saints: Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. The answers are surprising but comforting and will lead you into new ways of relating to the Lord.

This book is very well written considering the subject matter and especially in comparision to the style in which Teresa and John have written. If you are experiencing the dark night as noted above this is the best book you will find. If the description of the dark night is something you have never experienced, this book may well lead you to confusion and it is probably best to wait till you experience such a state before trying to read this book.
A Beloved Book On the Spiritual Life  Jul 19, 2006
WHEN THE WELL RUNS DRY, now nearly thirty years old, has become a favorite for many readers. It's easy to understand why. The author, Jesuit priest Thomas Green writes about a reality of the spiritual life. At times we do experience dryness in our spiritual lives. When we first develop a relationship with God, it excites us, but like anything, it can become mundane. The temptation is to drop it and think of it as just a pleasant experience but now it's over. Green believes that the true challenge is to use these moments of "dryness as opportunities to grow and even posits that it at times of dryness that people often grow most as far as the spiritual life is concerned.

Readers will see Green's Ignatian training and spirituality in the pages of this book, but he doesn't rely solely on the writings of St. Ignatius but also uses the writings of two of St. Ignatius' compatriots and contemporaries St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila as well as a twentieth century Protestant missionary Hannah Hurnard. He also shares some of his own personal life which helps the reader see he has experiences much of what he writes about in the book.

My copy of the book is well worn. I find myself going back to it again and again, reading chapters or sections that have moved me and continue to do so. At time is use the book when I feel dry but also when I need something to reflect on in prayer or something as an example I can use in a homily. It can be read by anyone who takes prayer and spirituality seriously. I would think it would also be a great book to be used in an adult education class or spirituality discussion group. It could lead to great discussions and we'd see that when it comes to the spiritual lives, we all have more in common than we realize.
A Friend in the Dark Night  Mar 19, 2002
This is an incredibly practical, encouraging, powerful ,yet friendly companion to the faithful Christian seeking a more intimate union with Christ in the midst of the dark shadows and hardships of life. Rev. Green is a master at saying hard words from God in a loving way. He knows the work and experience of the great saints St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, and his Jesuit mentor, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and puts their work into easy to understand (but hard to embrace!) terms. Above all, We are pointed to union with Christ, through Green's personal spiritual directorship based on the wisdom of the Saints.
For me, this is much more than a book on prayer; it is about how God uses refning fire to help us (some times almost force us ) to let go and float in the sea of his will. The sequel to this book,Drinking from the Dry Well, is almost as good and also rates 5 stars.
One of the 3 best books on prayer  Jun 15, 1997
Tom Green really knows God. "When the Well Runs Dry" is a book on advanced prayer, based on a lucid and accessible exposition of the works of Ss. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, the great 15th century Carmelite mystics. Green reassures us that when we go through the "dark night", and God seems distant and cold, He is really there with us, closer than ever; He's teaching us by withdrawing His hand, just the way we teach children to ride a bike by running along beside, ready to catch them. If you're a Christian believer (Catholic or Protestant) and want to get beyond the beginnings of prayer in your walk with God, Green's book is a great place to start.

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