The Art of Peace -
life lessons from Christian mystics
Christian teaching from the lived experience and learnings of the author, weaving in the sayings and wisdom of the contemplatives and mystics from throughout Christian heritage, this book draws the reader into a place of understanding of how to live a life centred on and flowing with the peace of God which ‘transcends understanding’, as the Apostle Paul puts it, and shows in practical ways how one can both attain and maintain this in the midst of the busyness of everyday life. Each chapter will look at an aspect of the contemplative/mystic tradition, such as apophatic theology; solitude; and silent prayer, and include quotes from the past as well as new teaching and wisdom from the author. With the aid of this book the reader will be able to transition from being someone interested in or simply practicing contemplation to being a contemplative, where their life is, as Thomas Merton said “a prolonged immersion in the rivers of tranquillity which flow from God, out into the whole universe, and draw all things back to God.”
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