More Contemplative Spiritual Formation from Herald Press

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Herald Press, the book publishing imprint of MennoMedia (Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA) which publishes books from ‘an Anabaptist perspective,’ brings you their newest title:

“A new book addressing the deepest questions of the soul, The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening, was released by Herald Press in early September. The authors, siblings Donald Clymer and Sharon Clymer Landis, offer 12 keys, or insights, for unlocking the heart for spiritual growth.

Don is a spiritual director and Spanish professor who has led cross-cultural semesters at Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg; younger sister Sharon is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat leader from eastern Pennsylvania…

…Don first became involved in spiritual direction as a mentee, and then took training to be a spiritual director. He has been giving spiritual direction since 2003. Both Don and Sharon also blog regularly at and, respectively.”

Herald Press publishes new book on spiritual formation

News release / September 4, 2014

On the back cover of The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening are endorsements by Franciscan priest Richard Rohr, Marva J Dawn and Nathan Foster (author of The Making of an Ordinary Saint and Richard Foster’s son).

Some of the contemplative terms (and links) mentioned in this book are centering prayer (, consciousness examen (, contemplative prayer, guided imagery, and lectio divina.

Is this an Anabaptist perspective? Or just another contemplative tool of many that the Mennonites have formed as they retrace the footsteps of their founder Menno (backwards) on the road back to Rome?


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