‘Mystically Wired’ by Ken Wilson is a good book, mainly because if you take what he has to say seriously, and put it into practice, then you will discover new intimacy with God and start the long journey of a life of prayer.
It’s as simple as that really.
I loved the book, I loved Wilson’s writing style and I really enjoyed his blend of mysticism, practical advice and scientific explanation. Throughout the book Wilson deals effortlessly with the transition from mystic and scientific theory and fact into prayerful practice, giving loads of good ideas and tips to assist the reader in developing an effective and intimate prayer life.
The book is divided into two main parts. The first deals with the truth behind our mystical wiring – blending together the spiritual and scientific aspects into a easily digestible whole. The second part then explores ‘new realms in prayer’ considering ways to focus, meditate and develop intimacy with God, including praying at intervals.
Having said all this, Mystically Wired is not a book for easy reading. You won’t read it through in one sitting and I would even suggest that you read it at intervals over a number of months, putting into practice its advice as you go along – and almost stopping at times to reflect on your prayer walk as a result of reading the book.
I would not hestiate in recommending this book to anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with God through prayer and mediation. In fact, I would go so far as to say that this book is essential reading for all who want to focus more on the ‘quiet place’ and it is already back on my reading list for future ‘re-reading’ and reference – as a means of reflecting on my own prayer practices going forward.
If you let Him, I think God will change your life as a result of this book.
It just depends on whether you will let Him.
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