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A Quiet Mind
Uniting Body, Mind and Emotions in Christian Spirituality
by Eva McIntyre
Publisher:O Books imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd
There are only seventy one pages in this short work, but those seventy one pages nonetheless convey within them a deep understanding of the practice of meditation and contemplation; there is an interesting short section dealing with the monkey mind, i.e. thoughts that won't turn off when trying to meditate, explaining the difference between these two sorts of action within the Christian tradition. A Quiet Mind in so few words moves us into the practice and understanding of acceptance, of journeying into our thoughts and fears and emotions, into our bodies and movements and actions so as to move beyond these things and into the realisation that we are accepted and loved by God. This is the art of meditation and contemplation and this work truly encapsulates and embodies that. Wonderful, refreshing and utterly Christian even as it seems to spill over with its 'Zen' simplicity. It brings in the wonder that is to be found in biblically rooted spirituality and in Celtic spirituality too.
A good book for anyone looking to deepen their practice of meditation and contemplation.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (03/08/12)