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Silence: A User's Guide

Volume 2 - Application

Maggie Ross

978 0 232 53348 4
Paperback |256 pp |228 x 155 mm
Price: £14.99

‘This is a book written out of wisdom, love, and experience. It is to be read slowly, deeply, and contemplatively. While highly informed, the scholarship folds into and out of an embodied, mindful practice. Reading demands that same practice. Only Maggie Ross could have written it as a genuine theological gift to us all.’

Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity, Christ Church, University of Oxford


‘Maggie Ross brings an extraordinary combination of practicality, scholarship, and prayerful reflection to this remarkable book. Readers cannot fail to profit from its many explorations, which lead to a passionate, iconoclastic, and cheering affirmation of the centrality of silence in our meetings with God.’

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford


‘Maggie Ross is a seer, listener, and hearer of the first magnitude! Now she does it with that most ordinary and universal of spiritual disciplines—silence itself. Come see, listen, and hear with her, and watch her words silence you.’

Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

To learn to read a text for the portals of silence that are implicit in it is to gain a powerful tool for supporting and expanding one’s silence, and to open the reader to the insight that ensues. The sort of reading proposed in this volume is both costly and rewarding. These pages invite readers once again to look at their own minds, to reflect on what is happening there, and to understand the essential role of silence for being human, and for living our own truth with one another.

This second volume of Maggie Ross’s Silence: A User’s Guide offers application to support the process set out in volume one.

Maggie Ross is an Anglican solitary under vows to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
ISBNs: 9780232533484 978-0-232-53348-4 Title: silence a users guide