Available 17th April 2017
Allan Armstrong’s book Spiritualise Your Life – What Every Christian Should Know, is an important introduction to Prayer & Meditation, the essential disciplines of the spiritual life of traditional Christianity.
The main theme of this book is concerned, as the title declares, with spiritualising our lives, and what we as individuals can do to enhance that ability. It is divided into two parts; the first part explores the frequently misunderstood practice of meditation from a unique perspective. That is to say, it is concerned with a) developing an understanding of the core biological and psycho-dynamic factors that stand in the way of our ability to meditate, b) provides simple tried and tested guidelines, methods and techniques that enables us to recognise, understand and overcome the wide range of obstacles that confront our endeavours, and c) harness the extraordinary powers of our body, mind and soul.
The focus of the second part of the book is the central role of prayer in the life of humanity; discussing its history and roots with the purpose of developing a greater understanding of what prayer means, beyond asking for divine assistance. It also introduces useful insights concerning the traditional approach to prayer, along with techniques and traditional Christian methods and practises that have the power to enhance our prayer-life, such as Lectio Divina and Devotio Moderna.