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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hovel Audio Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Though the author of this 14th century classic remains anonymous, in no way does that diminish the importance of this work. The simple and straightforward style calls us to love God in a deeper manner. This inspirational title has influenced and directed many Christians throughout the centuries and continues to be a model of contemplative and devotional prayer. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 2/10/2014

    " Well, it seems I'm not called to the contempletive life (at least not right now). I found much insight and wisdom in the book, but eventually, I found myself just wanting to get through it so I could move on to something else (definately not the contempletive way!). I hope to incorporate some practices into my life, but the actual excercise described is just not the way I feel called to live out my faith at this point. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hollis | 2/5/2014

    " This is one of those books I keep coming across in my 'spiritual reading', yet when it came down to it, I just couldn't connect. It was too 'Christian' for me to relate. Couldn't finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeshua | 1/13/2014

    " I want to write a review for this, so check back. It's a beautiful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel | 1/3/2014

    " Probably the best book on prayer that I have ever read. It is the most succinct, simplistic, and helpful explanation of apophatic prayer that I have come across. Though some of the later portions of the book are a bit redundant, the repetition can be helpful. Also some portions are outdated or somewhat silly (e.g. the section describing the mannerisms of hypocrites), yet none of these sections are necessary to the true goal of the book. I imagine I'll come back to this book again and again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cameron | 1/1/2014

    " Maybe this is helpful to some as the author states was his intention, but not really with me. This being written from the perspective of a catholic mystic a few centuries ago doesn't help either. I gave it a try and couldn't find the point in dwelling in the cloud of unknowing. I think this is because I lean more toward the idea that the more one sees Christ, the more one treasures Him and we can do nothing to open our own eyes. To love and know God are gifts that are given freely and I find that this practice adds to thinking about the passion of Jesus or our own wretchedness as ways that won't ultimately change us. Everything is a gift from God, from breath to the desire to change to the change itself to wanting God ultimately and not really change to begin with. At least, that's my opinion. I admit that I am still young in my faith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth pifer | 12/31/2013

    " This book has been a big help in terms of contemplative prayer and understanding different ways to prayer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick\ | 12/26/2013

    " A true gem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 12/21/2013

    " a profound spiritual classic that reveals a depth of God rarely explored by modern believers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodrigo J | 10/26/2013

    " A most read, beautiful "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nathan | 10/10/2013

    " I guess I'm not as into the contemplative life as I thought. Woof. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 3/16/2013

    " I like reading old christian books. It was difficult to understand the language because it was so old. It was worth the read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/23/2012

    " Maybe I need to try another translation (not sure of the one I read). I didn't get much out of what I read, but based on the vast preponderance of really high rating, the issue lies with the reader, not the work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TQ-tip Shandy | 7/19/2012

    " Classic for seekers on the journey of the unknown. Brilliant. A spiritual book for de-spirited thinkers. How to love the journey to nowhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/15/2012

    " I'm still learning from this book. I delve into parts of it every few months when I want try again to become more contemplative. I have a 1922 edition with the subtitle: "A Book of Contemplation the Which Is Called the Cloud of Unknowing, in the Which a Soul is Oned with God." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/19/2012

    " [Also read at Sewanee] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/23/2012

    " Great Book...a must read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/23/2011

    " Wonderful book about prayer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poetreehugger | 8/10/2011

    " "It is not what you are, and not what you have been, but what you wish to be that God considers with His merciful eyes." "...the entire life of a good Christian...is nothing else but holy desire." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 9/26/2010

    " The Dark Night of the Soul lite, this book was more readable, with an author of modesty and warmth and yes even some humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian Guy | 5/29/2010

    " Classic of Christian Spirituality "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Bell | 3/27/2010

    " Excellent but read an version that is explained by an editor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nicholas | 2/7/2010

    " Faithspirational! Yes, an inspiring book on faith and personal development therein. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaretflynn | 8/30/2009

    " One of my favorites also of classic christian mysticism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 1/5/2009

    " This is a prayer form that is alien to my personality, but I am in admiration of those who can pray this way. "

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