Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition

Launching September 1, 2019!

Contemplation and Community book cover

From the publisher’s description (Crossroad Publishing Company): “All around the world a resurgence of Christian contemplative living is creating a new framework for spirituality inside and outside of formal religion. Building on and expanding from the thoughts and works of such as Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Tilden Edwards, Laurence Freeman, and other founding members of the modern contemplative movement, a new movement carries on the work of their mentors. This collection brings together the diverse voices who have emerged as new leaders of the contemplative movement. Exploring a multitude of themes, such as silence, imagination, meditation, embodiment, community and social action, this volume introduces the new voices who reflect globally on the gifts, challenges, differences and commonalities of Christian contemplation today for communities and people of faith.”

While this work is by no means exhaustive, it is illustrative of the global community that is seeking to foster a practice of faith that is grounded in an awareness of God’s presence in our lives–and the vocation we are called to embody in the world.

With enormous gratitude to Jessie Smith, Sarah Bachelard, Phileena Heuertz, Thomas J. Bushlack, Matthew Wright, Bo Karen Lee, Margaret Benefiel, Kirsten Oates, Leonardo Correa, Sicco Claus, Mark Kutolowski, and Tilden Edwards for the wisdom that fills these pages that challenges us all to grow.

(And Jessie Smith, a deep, deep bow to you, my friend…)

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