"With clarity, wisdom and wit, Brian Taylor offers us a fresh look at contemplative prayer as the pathway to genuine healing and spiritual transformation. This book is itself the fruit of years of contemplative practice, and whether you are new to this form of prayer or an experienced practitioner, Taylor's insight, encouragement, and practical guidance will enhance and strengthen you efforts to draw nearer to the heart of God in prayer, and in doing so, become more conformed to the image of Christ". -- back cover.
Contents divided into three main sections: Part One: Practice -- Part Two: Context -- Part Three: Transformation.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M. -- Getting Started -- Praying with the Will, the Mind, and the Heart -- The Contemplative in the Church -- Traditional Disciplines -- Finding Support -- Going Deeper -- Learning from Difficulty -- Becoming Free --Appendix : A Bibliography of Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Sources.