One of the most popular meditative techniques in today's worm is the practice of centering prayer. The spiritual insights of "centering" have profoundly changed the lives of Christians everywhere. In its simplicity, it opens our hearts to God and leads us into the fullness of life.Written for both the experienced and beginning pray-er, this enriching book is a helpful tutor for one who practices or wishes to practice centering prayer. In easy-to-understand, non-technical terms, popular author M. Basil Pennington combines testimonies of practitioners, updated guidelines for centering prayer, theological reflections, and helpful hints for teaching others in an exploration of all the essential information about this popular contemplative technique. For Father Pennington and millions of Christians worldwide, it is the experience of prayer rather than the mere words that connects us with the larger mysteries of life and the universe.More than just a compilation of facts and practical suggestions, Centered Living situates "centering" within Catholic theology -- making it a valuable resource for even the most seasoned pray-er or catechist. However, the simplicity of Father Pennington's language also enables newcomers, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, to develop a firm grasp on the practice. Perfect for anyone looking to renew his or her prayer life.