Here is another great Christmas gift idea, one of several books I want to tell you about. Fr. Thomas Dubay's Prayer Primer.
As you have heard many times, I am a big fan of Fr. Dubay who passed away in September. This great little book presupposes no knowledge of prayer but will help even those experienced in it. Do you want to learn how to start or about different types of prayer? What about Eastern forms of prayer, are they compatible with Christian prayer? How do you teach children to pray? How do you assess your progress or deepen your prayer? This is the book for you.
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