Baker & Taylor
Blessings of the Cosmos : Benedictions from the Aramaic Words of Jesus
Aramaic—the language Jesus and his disciples spoke—has captured the imagination of Christians across the country. Since the publication of his bestseller Prayers of the Cosmos (over 100,000 copies sold; Harper & Row, 1990), Neil Douglas-Klotz has become a foremost expert at uncovering the rich layers of meaning and wisdom found in Jesus’ original words. Now, in Blessings of the Cosmos, this renowned scholar presents Jesus’ best-loved benedictions, including: • His last messages to the disciples, including the “great commandment” on love, the “many mansions” teaching, the blessing of “greater works,” and more • How to find the divine presence in unexpected places • Invocations of light, joy, peace, and faith • A wealth of body-based practices designed to bring spiritual energy and insight • 80-minute CD with many guided prayers in Aramaic Whether for personal inspiration or use in communal worship and rites of passage, with Blessings of the Cosmos, readers now have a heart-opening prayerbook that will ever deepen their experience of the divine.