‘This is a book about a path for reaching God in our own time,’ says Anthony De Mello at the beginning of Walking on Water. As he moves us along that path, he blends Christian wisdom with Eastern methods of meditation and, in his own inimitable style, draws widely on stories of monks, rabbis and soldiers, fairy tales and legends, gentle jokes and Zen sayings, along with numerous simple exercises.
In Part One he deals with the themes of silence, peace, happiness, life, freedom, love, prayer, liberation, spirituality, and he rounds off with a chapter called ‘Leave your boat on the beach’.
Part Two concentrates on method and exercises, under the general title of ‘Clearing out inherited baggage’.
Fresh, lively and absorbing, Anthony De Mello’s extraordinary insights into the reality of human living, and its divine origins and destination, will come as a breath of fresh air and encouragement to everyone who seeks meaning and purpose in our turbulent world.