“There comes a time,” Jesuit spiritual director and author Thomas Green says, “when people deeply committed to prayer ‘hit a wall.'” Stunned and discouraged, they find God distant and detached. This book offers encouraging and practical direction on the spiritual life from several of Christianity’s classic teachers on prayer.
Fr. Green analyzes the nature of prayer, what blocks it, what supports it, and what will renew it, by presenting counsel from classic spiritual Christian teachers — such as Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross — and his own long and fruitful ministry as teacher and spiritual director. Comparing the watering of a garden to the renewal of dry spiritual life, Green escorts those experiencing difficulty with prayer back to the knowing and inspired counsel of these classic Christian writers.
When the Well Runs Dry has kept so many people I know, staying put at prayer. Through it, they discover the deeper aquifer that leaves them refreshed and our Church renewed. Classics don’t grow old, and there is as much value in this book today as the day the author completed it. (John Haughey, S.J., Woodstock Theological Centre, Georgetown University)
A welcome note of sanity in the vexed contemporary discussion of prayer and spirituality, this book is a pastoral, practical, and sound approach to spiritual instruction. (Catholic Library World)