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Andrew Walker: Retreat

Andrew Walker

On Retreat – A Lenten Journey

The Mowbray Lent Book 2012

ISBN: 9780 8264 3169 1

Continuum, £9.99, 102pp, £17.99

Though nominated for Lent, this book would be helpful for a retreat at any time as it speaks of our own humanity and life, and of our encounter with God in Jesus.

The book is not cumbersome, an easy one to take about or to leave in a useful space at hand if the retreat is at home where there are necessary tasks. Taking different aspects of human life, Walker links each first with the sadder, and then with the more productive, possibilities. He writes colloquially, conversationally, and what he says is easy to absorb and to relate to in a personal way.

There are one or two grammatical clangers in the book; and his use of the terms ‘meditation’ and ‘contemplation’ does not quite accord with what I would use, but these are minor details in a most useful book.

Elizabeth CSF