Christian Spirituality – Themes from the Tradition

Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham and Keith J. Egan

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This text is a clear and effective presentation of Catholic teaching on the spiritual life. It will:

  • Offer light on the path toward spiritual growth
  • Invite you to follow the steps the saints have taken and to discover how to deepen the quality of your spiritual life
  • Present a concise and accessible thematic overview of the various ways Christians have approached God in prayer and practice
  • Explain that during certain centuries believers have frequently embraced a particular “way” of spirituality which has become a discernible path to the holy
  • Provide an overview of several prayer forms: Lectio Divina (Divine Reading), Meditation, Contemplation, Aceticism, and Mystical Prayer
  • Examine “Solitude in Community” and the role of “Spiritual Friendship”
  • Present the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian life