Monday, October 27, 2014

#59 Empty Shelf Challenge 09 [101 in 1001]

BookSeeking the Heart of God:  Reflections on Prayer.

Author: Mother Teresa and Brother Roger

Info: Copyright 1991 Harper San Francisco

Where acquired: Purchased at public library book sale.

Why:  I've never had the privilege of reading any of Mother Teresa's books.  I saw this one at the book sale and took the opportunity to buy it  very inexpensively.

Rating (on a scale of 1-4 hashtags):  # # # 1/2

What it's about:  The authors share reflections on their own prayer times and encourage others of the benefits of prayer.

Favorite Quotes

"Your faith does not create God, and your doubts cannot banish Him to nothingness." - p. 17

"Living intensely each present day means letting Christ dwell in you.  His words are so clear:  "Today, I would like to enter your home." - p. 23

What I Liked:
  • The chapters did not read like an instruction manual, but as glowing homilies straight from the hearts of the authors. 
  • The chapters were short, but packed with plenty to ponder.
What I didn’t like: 
  • Though I like the fact that the chapters were short, the book itself ended too quickly.  I was hungry for more at the end.
  • The authors quoted a lot of Scripture, but there were no references given as to what passage they were referencing.  If a person not familiar with the Bible were reading this, he wouldn't know that these quotes were even from the Bible.
To sum up:  Prayer is a wonderful communion with God that helps us to serve Him better.

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