Introduction; January: Open Mind, Open Heart; February, The Better Part; March: The Mystery of Christ; April: Crisis of Faith, Crisis of Love; May: Invitation to Love; June: The Human Condition; July: Fruits of the Spirit; August: The Heart of the World; September: Who Is God?; October: Intimacy with God; November: Awakenings; December: The Mystery of Christ; Appendix: The Essentials of the Centering Prayer Method; Index of Biblical References; Index of Subjects; Index of Quotations; Index of Original Breath Prayers.
Father Thomas Keating is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher, and writer on contemplative prayer. A Cistercian (Trappist) monk of St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado, he is a founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and of Contemplative Outreach. He is the author of numerous books, particularly of the trilogy Open Mind, Open Heart; Invitation to Love; and The Mystery of Christ. Among his most recent books is The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living, compiled by S. Stephanie Iachetta. S. Stephanie Iachetta, who lives in Rye, NY, holds a B.A. and M.S.E. from the College of New Rochelle and an M.B.A. from Iona College Hagen School of Business. She previously coedited What is Healing Prayer All About? with Father Peter McCall and Maryanne Lacy.
"Some books, like some people, can be pronounced 'wonderful' after only a brief encounter; more meetings simply reinforce our initial judgment. This is that sort of book... a wake-up call we need to 'seize the day' once again by attending to the promptings within our hearts and allowing the most gentle of companions to accompany us through it." George W. Hunt, S.J., former editor-in-chief of America"