SELECTED POEMS OF MADAME GUYON
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- MADAME GUYON
Madame Guyon (1648-1717), also known as Jeanne Guyon, was a Christian mystic and prayer warrior, who believed that one's life with Christ should be centered in constant prayer. She influenced many famous Christians, including John Wesley. In one of her poems (in this collection) she stated: "There was a period when I chose, A time and place for prayer ... But now I seek that constant prayer, In inward stillness..."
You will be moved by these poems that speak of the devotional life and experiences of this inspiring woman who transcended multiple losses only to find herself imprisoned by the religious authorities of her time for a period of at least 7 years. After her release, she spent the next 15 years living in silence, prayer, and contemplation with her child, during which time she mostly wrote poems. This work includes selections of her poems (some also written in prison) that speak of the depths of her relationship with Christ and prayer.
This work hand selects a number of her previously published poems (from more than one source) that celebrates her Christian experience, devotion to Christ, and mysticism. It also includes original material by the publisher. This includes an Introduction, a Foreword on 'Mysticism. Mystics,and the Christian Experience' and a brief biographical account of Madame Guyon as annotated content that helps readers to understand and honor this outstanding woman of the Christian faith.