This beautiful and insightful book by Alan Walker treats us to his exploratory experience of prayer – prayer as “a genuine communication with the divine.” The author discusses numerous forms of prayer, from personal meditation to communal liturgy, and offers a variety of exercises to help us understand and grow in our individual spiritual journeys. Walker has clearly studied many religious traditions and shares his reverence and appreciation for them all, from ancient wisdom to contemporary spirituality.

The author describes prayer in a dynamic way: “Prayer is not a method or a technique, but a living, loving relationship, similar in many ways to our most important human relationships.” To help us grow that relationship, Walker shares his insights into how to make our encounters with the mundane objects of the world part of our ongoing dialogue with the divine, as well as how to develop a daily prayer practice that works for us.

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