I have two favorite quotes to share. From the book itself, a moment of clarity about what prayer is, a standard I am now using, as she sinks to her knees on a hospital bathroom floor, alternately hurling insults and gratitude God-ward:
"Inside it: an idea. The thread of a different perspective than any I've ever had. It's a thought so counterintuitive, so unlike how I think, it feels as it it originates from outside me."
And from an interview in the back of the paperback edition:
"I do pray a lot, and I think everybody wants another Eat, Pray, Make Money, but the truth is I'm a neophyte at prayer."
I nearly rolled out of bed laughing last night as I read the middle clause of that sentence.