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This review is from: A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation (Hardcover)
Martin Laird is well gifted to lead us into areas of 'silence, awareness and contemplation.' He takes us very naturally into the wisdom of the contemplatives, but does not ignore insights gained from psychology,philosphy, and many other aspects of contemporary thought. There are many insights to be gained from someone deeply versed and practiced in contemplation.
His approach comes at a time when we need a break from a diet which sometimes consists only of chattering style prayer-important though this may be for some at certain stages of life and spiritual experience.
It is not difficult reading.If read slowly and thoughtfully we can benefit greatly from an exceptionally spiritually rewarding book.