On this page are brief micro-reviews of books associated with some of the traditional "spiritual pathways" and "ways of praying".
Into the Silent Land: The Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird OSA
A book to be greatly recommended to all who struggle with silence and distractions in silent prayer, (and that is almost everyone!). It's both very ancient and yet very up to date in its approach, and at the same time an enjoyable read.
Finding your Hidden Treasure: The Way of Silent Prayer by Benignus O'Rourke OSA
Sixty four chapters on Silence may sound far too long but each chapter is rarely more than a page in length. Just bite size to whet the appetite. With the quiet gentleness of Ben O'Rourke shining through each page, it is a delight to read and a gem to return to again and again.
God of Surprises by Gerard W Hughes
When this book was first published in the mid 1980's it was described by Gerald Priestland as “One of the greatest books of spiritual guidance”. It has lost none of its gentleness and power over the decades. A must-read, to be returned to again and again, both for those exploring what St Ignatius calls The Way, and for the general reader looking for reflective spiritual reading.