To say that I was a contemplative would be like saying Robin Williams was calm. As always, Rohr writes to the lay person so it is easy to read and easy to understand. One of the things I love about this book is that he begins by defining what it means to be contemplative and what it looks like. The book is well written and offers actual solid tips on how to be more contemplative. The first 98 pages wrap you in a warm blanket lined with new, fresh ways to see reality and become fully present. Rohr invites you into a new way of living and being. The remaining 27 pages give you “12 Lifestyles Practices” to use daily and for the rest of your life. He expands on the teachings of Brene’ Brown under the umbrella of Christian spirituality and makes it clear that if we can not be contemplative, we will never get the “peace that that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
This has to be one of the best books I have ever read in terms of self growth and Christianity. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to live fully in the present moment.