INTO THE SILENT LAND

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A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation 

By Martin Laird

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In Into the Silent Land, we see the ancient wisdom of both the Christian East and West brought sharply to bear on the modern-day longing for radical openness to God in the depths of the heart.

Martin Laird’s book is not like the many presentations for beginners. While useful for those just starting out, this book serves especially as a guide for those who desire to journey yet deeper into the silence of God. The heart of the book focuses on negotiating key moments of struggle on the contemplative path, when the whirlwind of distractions or the brick wall of boredom makes it difficult to continue. Laird shows that these inner struggles, even wounds , that any person of prayer must face, are like riddles, trying to draw out of us our own inner silence. Ultimately Laird shows how the wounds we loathe become vehicles of the healing silence we seek, beyond technique and achievement. Throughout the language is fresh, direct, and focused on real-life examples of people whose lives are incomparably enriched by the practice of contemplation.

Additional Information

Weight 0.25 kg
ISBN

9780195307603

Author

Martin Laird

Binding

Hardcover

Pages

154

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Pub Date

2006

~  Everything that lives and that breathes gives praise to the Lord  ~

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