Monday, June 28, 2010

Mystics are we all


A first glance of the title may lead you to think that this was another new age book. However, Ken Wilson’s Mystically Wire is about prayer and how to bring one’s life of prayer beyond the norm of the few-words-before-you-eat or grocery-shopping-list kind of prayer. The book is divided into two parts. In the first, the author takes us through his journey and understanding of prayer. In the second and more practical part, he guides the reader into steps to take to build a life of prayer.
I found the book enriching as a whole, though I was rather bored reading through part one.  Ken Wilson attempts to persuade us that we are created with the desire for the mystical in us. Perhaps his target audience are the Christians of the western world. I have for a long time, known that Christianity is originally an eastern religion and therefore didn't need convincing. The second part of the book was enriching as I found myself almost immediately trying to put into practice his practical advice. 
Mystically Wired is a practical guide for those who find it difficult to get started in prayer and those who want to put some "oomph!" back into their prayer life.


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