Some weeks ago, Michelle of Quantum Theology and I discovered that we had both been reading the same book, Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird, O.S.A. It wasn't too long before we decided to try out a series of guest posts about our reading at one another's blogs.
Michelle and I "met" through some combination, now blurred in memory (mine at least) of our mutual RevGals participation, experiences of family loss, and love for Ignatian spirituality. I'm not sure exactly how this will turn out, but I hope you'll all enjoy the effort. Michelle is a Catholic who's also involved in Augustinian community life (which I'm hoping she'll explain), a chemistry professor who writes a column on prayer for her local Catholic paper, and a wife and mom of teenage boys who teaches contemplative classroom practice.
We're also hoping that our author, a professor of religious studies and philosophy at Villanova University, will put in an appearance. What fun! ~ to explore a writer's work through conversation with a good friend, and then to hear his response to ours!
P.S. Jan over at Yearning for God is also reading and blogging about this book!