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Without specifically saying so, Benner has written a contemporary "I and Thou." Like his other work, this book brings the reader to a more full experience of life - and lays a foundation for deep contemplation. In a sense a primer for life itself. It should be required reading for every human, and particularly spiritual seekers. Like Martin Buber's "I and Thou," this book gets right to the heart of human existence - being present to our encounters in life - without being too scholarly. But presence is more than just paying attention, so get this book now!
This book is my introduction to David Benner and found me at a transitional point in my life. Such a great integration of psychology and contemplative spirituality. I read through and turned around and began reading again as soon as I finished the first reading. Facilitates deeply meaningful connection with divine Presence.
David Bender is one of the most challenging, insightful and spiritually encouraging authors I have ever read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in personal and relational growth. nd how much being fully present has to do with the quality of the life we experience. Geordie Lawry
The material in the book is exactly how the title sells it. Being new to Benner's work I was impressed with his simple prose and his ability to make a clear, concise point on a topic that many people simply don't spend much time with. The chapters are relatively short, and conclude with a challenge to stop and think, as well as some thoughtful reflection questions. I would recommend this book to anyone who finds that they too often get caught up in the mundane of doing and neglecting slow down and focus on being.