Savoring God

Savoring God

Praying with All Our Senses 

Author: Kathleen Finley

Price: $13.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87793-981-8

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 22, 2003

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A unique and imaginative way to pray! Welcome to a different way of praying. Usually when we pray we try to shut out the outside world and focus on the interior, the spiritual, in order to be able to be with God. This book invites us instead to be with God through the very tangible, specific objects of our everyday life. We're invited to take another look, as well as another listen, taste, touch, and smell, at what is right before us and to see God there. A rock, a shoe, a pen—all offer an opportunity for entering into prayer and experiencing God's presence. Author Kathleen Finley leads us through a variety of five-part prayer exercises to help use objects in nature as well as personal and everyday objects as touchstones for prayer. Each exercise includes five parts: an opening prayer, a guided meditation on a specific object, a number of related scripture passages, a reflection on the significance of the object in our lives, and a closing section on how to put our prayer into action. Savoring God offers a unique and imaginative way to pray, allowing us to truly taste and see God's presence all around us.


"Fine guidance."

"This is incarnational Christianity and embodied prayer as it was meant to be. For some reason it is the specific, the concrete, the immediate, and the now that lead us to experience the eternal. In this 'prayer book' we have a fine guide and fine guidance."

Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Author of Things Hidden: Scripture As Spirituality

"Wondrous book."

"Kathleen Finley takes very seriously the presence of God in creatures and God's manifestation through the senses. In this wondrous book she prescribes concrete exercises to bring us closer to the God who lurks everywhere."

Andrew Greeley, Author of The Cardinal Virtues