"This book clearly presents the deepest insights of western Christian tradition regarding the mystery of contemplation to aid you in responding more fully to God's love in your life. Not light reading, some technical language, but a helpful explanation of a difficult subject."
Charismatic Renewal Services
"Turning mainly to John of the Cross for his wisdom, the authors have written a brief work which combines a profound appreciation for the charism of contemplation with great common sense. It is hard to imagine a better handbook."
Francis Kelly Nemeck, OMI Marie Theresa Coombs
Marie Theresa Coombs lives as a canonically recognized hermit at Lebh Shomea, a contemplative-eremitical house of prayer in the desert region of south Texas. She earned a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, Indiana. Besides co-authoring several books on prayer and spirituality, she is a frequented spiritual director.
Fr. Francis Kelly Nemeck, O.M.I., has taught theology in the United States and Canada, besides having missionary and pastoral experience in Texas and Mexico. He earned a doctorate in spirituality from Les Facultes Catholiques de Lyon in France. Since 1974 he has served as director of Lebh Shomea, has authored and coauthored several books, and is a spiritual director.