This is an inspiring and authoritative collection of thought-provoking quotations from Jewish and Christian writers and thinkers such as Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Buber, Abraham Heschel, Madeleine L'Engle, Thomas Merton, Mother Teresa, and others. The editors see this paperback as "a companion for spiritual growth" with its thematic chapters on attention, community, holiness, justice, purity of heart, silence, solitude, and much more. Seeds of the Spirit is tailor-made for Protestant study groups who may feel uneasy facing the daunting subject of spirituality. Bell and Battin's practical opening and closing chapters make this volume user-friendly and very hospitable.