This is a wonderful book for anyone who wants to learn more about the life, teaching, and legacy of John Main. The collection of essays is varied and balanced; scholarly, yet not at all pedantic; thought-provoking and reflective, but also very accessible. John Main's life and teaching have had a profound impact on the world. His influence continues today, and the community that grew from his inspiration continues to teach the importance of a daily practice of meditation. Each of the book's contributors has been touched in some way by the life of John Main, and the strength and depth of that encounter is clearly visible on every page. The gift of John Main's life and teaching has been passed on in many ways, but mostly significantly, and perhaps most simply, through the gift of meditation.