Experiencing God: The Three Stages of Prayer
In Experiencing God, Thomas H. Green, SJ, reminds us that prayer is, above all, a relationship with God and a deepening of our experience of God. Fr. Green spent a lifetime teaching fellow Christians to pray. Experiencing God is a treasury of his best insights. Drawn from Green´s lectures, Experiencing God is now in print for the first time-a fitting commemoration of the faithful life and work of this beloved teacher and author.
Experiencing God is classic Green: clear, concise based on years of experience as a believer and a spiritual director, and enormously helpful for anyone seeking to move closer to God in prayer and daily life. Highly recommended.
Thomas Green, SJ, was one of the most beloved and most accessible of all the modern Catholic spiritual writers. Experiencing God is classic Green: clear, concise, based on years of experience as a believer and a spiritual director, and enormously helpful for anyone seeking to move closer to God in prayer and daily life. Highly recommended.
James Martin, SJ
Author of My Life with Saints
Experiencing God offers a very readable synthesis of Thomas Green’s own thinking on prayer. I found the book to be very helpful because it’s not just about stages of a person’s prayer life but about spiritual growth itself: from knowing to loving God, from loving to truly loving God. I would recommend the book to anyone committed to a life-long encounter with God, as well as to spiritual directors, prayer companions, and pastors, who must from time to time find works to articulate how to move forward in that mysterious reality we call prayer.
Michael McCarthy, SJ
Santa Clara University
About the Author:
THOMAS H. GREEN, SJ, (1932-2009) was an internationally recognized teacher, mentor, and author, best known for his classic works on prayer, including Opening to God, When the Well Runs Dry, and Weeds Among the Wheat. Fr. Green served as the Spiritual Director of San Jose Seminary, Manila, Philippines, and Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Ateneo de Manila University.