Awakening: A Contemplative Primer on Learning to Sit
A how-to manual for Christians seeking to dwell close to the mystery of God, teaching meditation, labyrinth walking, mindful eating and other contemplative practices that illuminate the moment and awaken the pilgrim into taking action in challenging times.
What they’re saying about the book…
Awakening is a friendly and accessible introduction to a variety of contemplative practices, but even more than that, it offers a truly holistic approach to a deeply earthy, embodied spirituality. If you want to connect the dots between mind and body, between spirit and matter, and between contemplation and action, this book will show you the way.
— Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism
A valuable and lucid contribution to understanding many basic practices and understanding of Christian contemplatively-grounded living.
— Tilden Edwards, author of Embracing the Call to Spiritual Depth and the founder of Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
This book is a wonderful, thoughtful and unique introduction to the art of contemplation. I learned a lot of things and found it very easy reading.
— Ken Whitt, author of Halfway to Heaven
Letters from the Earth author Nancy Flinchbaugh delves into the next step of not only appealing for preserving Earth, but also sharing her spiritual journey to experience the universal love of our Creator, appropriately titled “Awakening.” She shares her methods of yoga postures, walking through a labyrinth of chakras, prayers, contemplation and meditation. She extends her experience with a wider group of Christians and people of other faiths due to her inclusive belief and respect for humanity and all beings who are part of Creation.
- Ravi Khanna, M.D., Hindu Physician