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"Madame Guyon: A Short and Easy Method of Prayer" is an excellent book that shows how Christians are called to prayer, even if those prayers are short. This classic book teaches the importance of respectful silence in prayer, seeking God in fidelity in love, patience in prayer, collecting yourself inwardly, and total abandonment of self to God. Shortly after Madame Guyon w"Madame Guyon: A Short and Easy Method of Prayer" is an excellent book that shows how Christians are called to prayer, even if those prayers are short. This classic book teaches the importance of respectful silence in prayer, seeking God in fidelity in love, patience in prayer, collecting yourself inwardly, and total abandonment of self to God. Shortly after Madame Guyon wrote this book, she was imprisoned for 7 years because her prayer styles unsettled the established church of the time. In her own words, Madame Guyon's goal was to "to induce the world to love God and to serve Him with comfort and success, in a simple and easy manner." Little did she know that after her death in 1717 her little treatise would be published and read all over the world. Today Madame Guyon's book reminds us that God wants us to take time with him and let His word penetrate into our heart, by praying and then silently listening and waiting on God to speak to our hearts....

Title : Madame Guyon: A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
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ISBN : 9781451529883
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Number of Pages : 62 Pages
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Madame Guyon: A Short and Easy Method of Prayer Reviews

  • Josh Morgan
    2019-05-31 01:30

    A good little book on the simplicity of coming to God in prayer. Her metaphors for the different aspects of prayer will leave you thinking for days.

  • Glen Grunau
    2019-06-01 03:33

    Dallas Willard is viewed by many as a modern-day prophet for interior spiritual formation over exterior behaviour modification. Dallas often said that his ideas were not new and challenged his readers to examine ancient writers of centuries past to discover the foundational ideas on which he based his teaching. Few ancient writings capture the essence of his ideas better than this little book. This book is not simply a treatise on spiritual formation, but also a masterpiece on the simplicity of centering prayer and a guide to a number of other important elements of the contemplative path. Guyon was a French mystic and Quietest, considered a heretic in her day by the Catholic Church. After publishing this book, Guyon was imprisoned from 1695-1703. It is an eerie anticipation of the present day rejection of teachers like Dallas Willard by many in the evangelical church. Prophetic for the 21st century were Guyon's challenging words spoken to the pastors and teachers of her day:"If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the occupation of the heart in him . . . O when once the heart is gained , how easily is all moral evil corrected! It is, therefore, that God above all things requires the heart. It is the conquest of the heart alone that can extirpate those dreadful vices which are so predominant, such as drunkenness, blasphemy, lewdness, envy, and theft. Jesus Christ would become the universal and peaceful Sovereign and the face of the church would be wholly renewed.The decay of internal piety is unquestionably the source of the various errors that have arisen in the church; all which would speedily be sapped and overthrown should inward religion be re-established . . .O how inexpressibly great is the loss sustained by mankind from the neglect of the interior life!"

  • Matt Hancock
    2019-06-18 05:31

    Some good thoughts on prayer, but more experiential than biblically based and hard to follow. The author also presents a skewed understanding of sanctification overemphasizing surrender to God and letting Him do all the work to the neglect of our part of "working out our own salvation." There are other books on prayer that cover what she does, but more clearly and accurately (i.e. The Pathway of Prayer by Chadwick).

  • Becki
    2019-06-06 03:30

    When I read Madame Guyon's autobiography years ago, I struggled to reconcile her joy with the pain and sorrow she endured. I have rarely heard such a sad life story. I understand it better now. She found God in her struggles. She discovered His love. And became an expert on prayer. Now that I've read this book, I appreciate all that she learned because she has taken me deeper into a life with God. I look forward to meeting her in heaven. I think we'll have some good conversations.

  • Lori Galaske
    2019-05-31 05:23

    After reading the first seven chapters, I skimmed the rest of the book. Having read several other books by Jeanne Guyon, I found this one was much like the others, meaning I probably would have liked it if it was all new to me.

  • Sam
    2019-05-30 03:25

    Talks about self-love and the self. How to become closer to God we need to learn to deny ourselves. Also mentions the matter of meditating on His word and praying His word. Focus on quality of prayer - until the soul has no feeling then move on. Don’t cut the enjoymnet of that Word short.

  • MaryJS
    2019-06-08 22:28

    Written by French mystic Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-guyon (1648-1717), this is a translation of her work which was eventually banned by the Church. It describes her methodof connecting with God which was also eventually seen as heretical.

  • Angela
    2019-06-09 06:22

    Starts off well enough but veers off course. Three or four stars for writing style, but dropped from two stars to one star for content in the last few minutes of listening to this audiobook.

  • Ash Giri
    2019-06-09 23:37

    It is a tragedy that Guyon is not more widely read and respected.

  • Audrey
    2019-06-14 23:47

    This amazing little book found me at a most needful and desireable time on my journey!

  • Tocotin
    2019-06-25 03:18

    Now I need to read what her opponents had to say.

  • Mac
    2019-06-14 02:37

    I can see this author had a great influence on those after her. An inviting and honest introduction into the idea of surrendering to Christ.

  • James Rhodes
    2019-06-20 06:44

    An interesting insight into to personal spirituality.

  • Hope
    2019-05-28 06:33

    A remarkable book.