Our world is busy like never before. We're bombarded with text messages and social media posts. Our screens flicker and glow, and we're always on the go. But what if we just . . . stopped? What if we instead devoted more time to silence and stillness--to contemplation?
Well, we would encounter the grace of God in radical ways, says Peter Traben Haas, who insists that the church's best path into the future is a contemplative one. Drawing from ancient wisdom, monastic spiritual practices, and contemporary neuroscience, Haas unpacks the benefits of meditative prayer for our interior lives and the life of our Christian communities.
Haas's Contemplative Church presents a wonderful view of how ancient church practices can contribute to the church's flourishing in the future.