Laurence Freeman is the director of the World Community for Christian Meditation and this paperback contains letters written to members of that group who share a common spiritual path, a twice-daily practice of silence. The twelve chapters contain encouragement for those who meditate in parishes, homes, prisons, offices, schools, and hospitals.

Again and again, Freeman puts in a good word for silence as the spiritual practice that is capable of bringing people together and creating little oases in modern day life. He also writes about the joy of God as the natural fruit of meditation, the way of Jesus and the way of the Bodhisattvas, the death of Father Bede Griffiths, a conversation with the Dalai Lama, discernment, a John Main seminar in which the Dalai Lama comments on the Sermon on the Mount, the sad connection in the public mind between Christianity and the denial of pleasure. These letters are edifying in their constant uplifting of meditation and the bounties of silence.