The author says: My intention in this booklet is to introduce the reader to a straightforward, Bible-based, down-to-earth, and very practical way of entering into the prayer of stillness or contemplative prayer. I am keen that you should try it out, to DO it, not just read about it. So theory and technique are barely mentioned, and all you need is a chair and a Bible and some moments of quiet. For those who feel drawn to this way of praying, suggestions are given for further reading material and for contact with a contemplative prayer organisation. Although written with beginners mainly in mind, those already practised in silent prayer will find some useful resource material in this book.
Martin Tunnicliffe was ordained in the Church of England in 1960 and served as a parish priest in the diocese of Birmingham for 38 years.