Darkness In The Marketplace - The Christian at Prayer in the World

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Author: Green, SJ, Fr Thomas H.
Publisher: St Pauls Manila Philippines Pages: 128
Binding: Paperback
Code: 9715040039

“…This superb book is a fitting sequel to the author’s earlier works… in which he furnished a fully traditional discussion of the interior life in attractive, modern terminology. In Darkness in the Marketplace he has given us an equally interesting, highly practical and quite illuminating treatment of the Lord’s purifying activity in the active life… . Excellent practical advice—including some explicitly addressed to religious—and the evident experiential roots of what Fr. Green writes, all combine to make this a book I cannot recommend too enthusiastically for every individual seeking progress in the spiritual life.”

”Many Christians today experience a tension between a desire for a fuller life and their commitment to an active, sometimes hectic life in the world. Fr. Green offers many helpful suggestions to help resolve this tension. Based on scripture and his own experience in prayer and spiritual direction, he skillfully leads his readers to the discovery of the mysterious unity between prayer and a busy life in the world. His message of hope is this: The fatigue and frustrations of the active life can be experience as the means our Lord uses to purify us and lead us to union with himself. Our busy life need not be seen as filled with obstacles to prayer, but rather with occasions in which we can learn to pray with a greater sense of God’s love for us.” 

James Finley
Author of Merton’s Palace of Nowhere

About the Author

THOMAS H. GREEN, SJ, is the author of nine books on prayer and spirituality. One of today’s spiritual writers, Fr. Green has achieved international acclaim with books translated into 15 languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, and Filipino. He has served for over 30 years as a Spiritual Director of San Jose Seminary in Manila and is also Professor of Philosophy and Pastoral Theology at the Ateneo de Manila University and Loyola School of Theology. In 1989, Fr, Green received the Asian Catholic Authors award from Jaime Cardinal Sin of Manila.