What is Centering Prayer? What are its origins? Is it prayer in the Catholic contemplative tradition or a form of New Age meditation?
In this easily accessible book, Connie Rossini digs into the writings and public statements of Fr. Thomas Keating, creator of the Centering Prayer movement. She also critiques the teaching of author Kess Frey, comparing both their words with the writings of St. Teresa of Avila and various Vatican documents on prayer and the New Age.
“Drawing from years of dedication to mental prayer, Connie astutely observes that, while good mental exercises can prepare for mystical grace, the wrong practices actually raise barriers to prayer… Steeped in the Carmelite approach to contemplative prayer for over seventeen years, her own prayerful maturity adds credence to her argument throughout these pages.”