From Library Journal
Keating, a well-known Trappist priest and retreat leader, provides an excellent, basic introduction to contemporary contemplative practice in ordinary life. He integrates classic Christian teaching with 20th-century psychology, presenting meditation as spiritual therapy. His aim is to lead people from emotional and temperamental reaction to spiritual freedom, out of which contemporary global problems can be addressed. Keating is especially good at addressing the "why" of spiritual practice, though he also discusses the "how" and the stages of spiritual development. Recommended for public and seminary libraries.
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About the Author
Father Thomas Keating is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher, and writer on contemplative prayer. A Cistercian (Trappist) monk of St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado, he is a founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and of Contemplative Outreach. He is the author of numerous books, particularly of the trilogy Open Mind, Open Heart; Invitation to Love; and The Mystery of Christ. Among his most recent books is The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living, compiled by S. Stephanie Iachetta.