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Food for the journey
on 12 October 2010
I have been practicing John Mains tradition of christian meditation for a few years. This is the best book about the christian traditon of contemplation I have read. The book is simply and clearly written and has real depth. I have just started reading it a second time and can tell that this is a book I will keep coming back to. The author's approach pays particular attention to the jesus prayer tradition and also draws on the Cloud of Unknowing. I found the chapter on the use of a prayer word (mantra) fascinating, particularly the wide variety of early christian sources he uses to put it into a historical context.
A very deep, informative, but above all practical book for all who would like to learn about, and more importantly practice contemplative prayer.