From the early Desert Fathers to Meister Eckhart and Thomas Merton, for more than 1,000 years contemplative practice has been a cornerstone of Christian spirituality. On Meditation for Christians, listeners will learn the basic elements of this time-hored tradition and specific techniques for beginning their own contemplative practice. The compact disc includes a guided meditation for experiencing God directly in this moment, just as we are.
James FinleyJames Finley left home at the age of 18 for the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky, where Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative. He later earned degrees from the University of Akron, Saint John College, and the Fuller Theological Seminary. Today James Finley is a husband, father, writer, and psychotherapist in private practice. His books include Merton's Palace of Nowhere and The Contemplative Heart.