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Sanctuary of The Soul
A Journey Into Meditative Prayer
by Richard Foster
A lovely gentle book that takes us into the mystery and understanding of meditative, or as some may call it contemplative, prayer in Richard Foster's inimitable and considered way. There is to this book a cadence that matches the subject being considered and taught. A considered and slow rhythm gently leads you into the Biblical and theological consideration of meditation and reflective prayer, and from there through stories of others who have journeyed into the heart of meditative prayer, be they early church people or our modern contemparies or even Foster himself. We are led into a guide of how to become practitioners of this ancient and important way of praying and knowing ourselves in relationship with God.
For some this tempered pace may seem a little too slow, but for those yearning for the stillness to be found in this form of prayer this book will be a wonderful tool and guide.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (28/11/12)