Keating's Reawakenings includes homilies presented over the past two years by this Cistercian monk, known as a founder of the Centering Prayer movement. He manages to pull off the formidable task of shedding fresh light on scriptural incidents and texts we've all heard hundreds of times. Keating notes: "The spiritual journey is about trying to get our conscious life in harmony with the divine action."

The Biblical texts on the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus's walking on water, and the Transfiguration are all turned into occasions to meditate upon discipleship and attentiveness. Keating challenges believers to wake up and to watch for instances of God's ample showings in this palpable world.