Released Jan. 15 , 2013
A thirty day guide to loving God with all your heart. Having found a way to meditate on scriptures by Ignatius of Loyola, I developed these guided meditations on stories about Jesus and added another step. This book is geared toward non-contemplatives who like to use their imaginations rather than trying to empty their mind of thoughts.
What’s unique about these meditations is that they encourage readers to use their physical senses as they imagine themselves entering and participating inside the stories of with Jesus. If you can imagine something vividly, it’s the closest thing to actually being there.
The revolutionary component in the book is how it helps a person to transfer real feelings of love developed for Jesus into heartfelt, endearing love for the Father so the believer feels true awe of God’s goodness and is inspired to act from love.
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“Although I am not usually moved by somebody else’s written prayers, this book is, for me, a unique combination of readings, prayer and reflection and hymn lyrics that moves my spirit into a calm communion with God. I do not see this as a scan-read book, but a word by word meditative resource.” Keith Anderson
“[He] expresses the spirit of the related sermon in contemporary, yet reverent language; some of it reminds me of Eugene Peterson’s “Message” version of the Bible. I love how each one ends with a stanza or two from a hymn by Luther!” Leah Chang
“Outstanding !!!!! It will give you a better insight on how to pray and what the man Martin Luther was feeling. Again an outstanding book.” PJ
Martin Luther’s scholastic writings provided the theological foundation for change in the institutional church. Now hissermons reveal that love lies at the heart of biblical interpretation and application. By reading a sermon excerpt with the scripture text that gave rise to it and the resulting prayer as your daily devotion, you’ll discover what gave Luther the courage to challenge the church like young David faced Goliath.
“I found the sermons and prayers very helpful in promoting contemplative prayer and meditation. The introduction to the work is quite good. It is brief but includes some very practical helps toward preparing for meditation physically and emotionally – something often overlooked in works such as this. A solid work for fostering deep meditation on the faith and greater understanding suited for Catholics and Protestants alike.” Stratiotes Doxha Theon
“Paul has done an admirable job of reading and highlighting for the average person Luther’s message for each Sunday/text and giving us a thought and a prayer to meditate on during the week.” Hoosier Pastor
“As I read the prayers in this book, it became evident that Martin Luther had actually freed Christians from constraints of man-made belief systems.” Carolyn McElrath
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Reviews for In Living Color: The Lord’s Prayer (Order here)
This is not your traditional look at the Lord’s Prayer. It rises from a translation of the language Jesus spoke. Aramaic is more poetic and mystical than the Greek language. It invites listeners to explore the meaning of words at the levels of body, mind, and spirit. Thus, every phrase in the prayer contains several possible meanings. Using the translations of several Aramaic scholars, the author uses engaging stories to present new ways of interpreting petitions in this beloved prayer.
“When Meier walks us through the shades of meaning found in the prayer’s original language, I’m reminded all over again that my relationship with God is a living, growing relationship, with new layers available to me whenever I am ready to look beneath the surface of old, familiar words.” Peg Robarchek
“Such wonderful examples explained throughout the entire passage. Each chapter takes one petition of the Lord’s Prayer and details the discussion of that petition in such profound discernment. Then the conclusion puts it all together. The questions at the end of the book are a great addition to help the understanding process even more. Such powerful knowledge within this book!” Sammy Sam
“Only 5 stars? Amazon wouldn’t let me give it more!” Leah Chang
“I found myself highlighting so much that I gave up because what’s the use of highlighting an entire book?” Michelle B. McConnell
“This book has made me look at the Lord’s Prayer in new light. It has opened my eyes and heart. Wonderfully put together.” Suzan
“The book changed the lens through which I think about the prayer that I say at least once a day. Meier fills each line with a small chapter of meaning using historic information, and bringing The Lord’s Prayer to life.” High Desert Blue
A study guide for small group discussion (included in both the print book and ebook versions) can be downloaded for FREE right here.
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My newest ebook is dedicated to the families whose loved ones were taken from them in the senseless murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012. Currently, it’s offered at 99 cents on Amazon because they don’t accept permanently free ebooks. 100% of moneys received will be donated to a scholarship fund for financially challenged families of preschool children. For those who want it FREE, go to Smashwords and you can download it onto any ereader – Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony, Apple, etc.
Can we really get rid of evil in the world? Yes, if we follow the advice of the wisest of the wise.
The wisdom of the ages has long recommended returning evil actions of individuals and groups with goodness, and yet this advice is rarely followed. Until people and nations begin to respond with goodness in all circumstances, the world will never find peace and harmony. I offer a list of acts of kindness to practice as a way to become part of the movement to overcome evil in the world.