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A Guide to Christian Meditation

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Resources

A Guide to Christian Meditation


Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends,

Many of you know that Father John's book, The Better Part is in its third printing. In the beginning of The Better Part Father John provided us with a brief but profound guide to Christian meditation. The good news is that now you can have that guide in a new book called A Guide to Christian Meditation. In this book, after a brief historical introduction to Christian meditation (not available in The Better Part), Father John provides an elegant and memorable method for meditation along with very helpful examples of specifically how to put this method into practice. He manages to do this while keeping our sights on Christ, not the method. This emphasis helps the reader to avoid common and unfortunately popular errors that overemphasize the means instead of the all important end – a deeper relationship with Christ himself.

If you or anyone you know struggles with prayer or is looking for a way to enhance their prayer life, this is a fantastic resource at a very reasonable price (only $6.95!) Click here to purchase or learn more.

Seek Him – Find Him – Follow Him


Art: Cover of A Guide to Christian Meditation used with permission.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Angela

    That is so fantastic! That section was my favourite part but not everyone could or would purchase the bigger book! This is a great treasure for anyone wanting to go deeper in prayer and in relationship with God. Great, great idea!!! I am going to purchase multiple copies as gifts.

  • Cathy

    I have both books, and The Better Part is a wonderful way to understand the Gospels in 5 different ways! An awesome way to understand!! The guide is what is in the front of the book, and small enough to fit in a purse or a pocket. Very convenient and portable. Both are highly reccommended!!! The guide helps anyone not familiar with the aspect of prayer. It has been a fantastic resource for me, as well as many others who are struggling with prayer…

  • Guest

    How sad that with my meagre resources ( I am a 71 year-old widow) I can not afford to purchase the books even if, by chance, they are available in our local Catholic Bookshop here at Holy – from time to time – some relevant passages from the Books in his future articles to help those of us who cannnot afford them to benefit from the wisdom therein. God bless you

  • Guest

    Sorry, Father. My last message which I have just sent was incomplete.

    What I was requesting,since I cannot afford to purchase the books with my meagre resources, and the books may not even be available here at the Catholic Bookshop at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi,if it would be possible, Fr. John, for you to include some quotes from the books, from time to time, in your future articles, to assist those of us who cannot either find or afford the books. Thank you and God bless you

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