This book explores a path that is "deeply and profoundly immersed in the world." The author, who is founder and director of the Spiritual Life Institute in Crestone, Colorado, presents a bold and energetic vision of Christian mysticism where the sacred is manifested in the precincts of everyday life. McNamara points out the limits of reason, the value of spiritual direction, the learnings that can come out of a Dark Night of the Soul, and the vitalities of celebration. His hurrahing of sensuousness, festivity, and humor as natural elements of the mystical path is salutary and convincing.