Contemplative Entry into Christian Prayer by Jim Reale
Chanting has long had its roots in the monastic communities throughout the Christian world. From early on the contemplatives recognized chanting as a way of expressing one’s faith and devotion. These chants were introduced at the Contemplative Outreach 2005 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas and on the retreats Praying with the Body Praying from the Heart lead by Jim Reale. Many have found that they are easily learned in a short period of time and serve to draw us inward, moving us toward a place of quiet, intimacy, and healing.