Beatrice Bruteau, founder of a network community for contemplatives of all traditions, explores in this book ways in which Buddhism, Hinduism, and other religious traditions can enrich Christianity. According to the author, exposure to these Eastern practices and perspectives enables believers to revitalize their own faith and devotion. Bruteau discusses the importance of experience in religion, four ways to a mystical realization of God, the search for the self, and the meaning of enlightenment. In one of the best chapters titled "Gospel Zen," Bruteau delineates a Christian practice based on Jesus's life.