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Fan the Flame: Meditations for Spiritual Direction Paperback – Mar 1 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Robert D Clements; First Edition edition (March 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894667832
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894667838
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #526,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Rob Des Cotes is a spiritual director, retreat leader and pastor of Imago Dei (www.imagodeicommunity.ca), a network of faith communities that encourages the practice of prayer and a transforming relationship with God. He also serves as spiritual director for faculty and staff at Regent College (Van. BC) as well as teaches through Carey Theological College (Van. BC). Rob is the author of four books of meditations for spiritual direction, Fan the Flame, Higher Than I, Ultreia! (Go Higher) and Strength to Strength. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Rob Des Cotes' small volume belies its immense value. As a follower of Jesus, this book will move you below the surface of the distractions of everyday life to arrive at places of deep serenity. These daily readings (it is hard to stop at only one a day!) move the reader to quietly contemplate the goodness of God in one's lived experience. The practice of prayer becomes a rich adventure of opening up oneself to all that God is.

The author begins with a key scripture verse and proceeds to offer an intruiging contemplative meditation upon it. He comes at the verse with a gentle depth and a refreshing unfolding of its meaning in the life of the believer. The telescope is reversed so that the reader sees more clearly from the detailed perspective that life in each of its parts is a gift and that the principal role of the believer is to receive it from God's generous hand as a mark of his astonishing kindness.

The author makes frequent and helpful references to the great writers in the Christian traditions of spirituality, including the Desert Fathers, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart and contemporary writers such as James Houston and Ronald Rolheiser. Always biblical, engagingly conversational and gently didactic, Rob Des Cotes' volume will companion with you along your journey of faith as you seek to keep company with God.
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