One day Travis Scholl discovered a labyrinth in his neighborhood. As he began to walk it, he found this ancient practice offered a much-needed path away from life's demands, allowing him to encounter God in quiet solitude.
In this meditative guide, Travis Scholl takes readers on a journey:
"The path is always new, because, as a spiritual discipline, the labyrinth is a tool for contemplation, for reflection, for prayer. Underneath the surface, walking the labyrinth is a profound exercise in listening, in active silence, in finding movement and rhythm in the stillnesses underneath and in between every day's noise. Walking the labyrinth is an exercise in finding the voice speaking in whispers underneath the whirlwind of sound."
With no end, but only a center, labyrinths become a physical symbol of prayer and our journey with God. Each step unites faith and action as travelers take one step at a time, living each moment in trust and willingness to follow the course set before them.
Providing a historical and modern context for this unique spiritual discipline, Scholl weaves his own journey through a labyrinth with the Gospel of Mark's telling of the twists and turns of Jesus' life, providing 40 reflections ideal for daily reading during Lent or any time of the year.
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About the Author
Travis Scholl is the managing editor for theological publications at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He writes regularly for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on religion and culture. He holds an MDiv from Yale University Divinity School and is the author of Living Lent: Daily Prayers for the Season.
Walter Wangerin, Jr. is the award-winning author of thirty-five books, including the best-selling The Book of God, the National Book Award-winning The Book of the Dun Cow, and, most recently, Letters from the Land of Cancer. Wangerin holds the Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he teaches literature and creative writing, and is writer-in-residence.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Before the Beginning
2. In the Middle of Things
4. Work Part 2: Christ, the Path
8. A Game
10. The SignsPart 3: The Way of Love
11. Tree of Life
14. In Peace
16. As Yet Untrodden Part 4: Calling, by Name
18. The Sea
19. The Number Eleven
20. Between the Lines
22. Cross Part 5: Practicing the Everyday
24. Facing Failure
25. Safe at Home
26. In Bloom
27. Child's Play
28. Marathon Part 6: The Things We Keep and Leave Behind
30. The Path
31. Running Late
32. But Now I See
34. Near and Not Far Part 7: The Way of the Cross
35. Around and Around
36. To the West
37. A Memory
40. ExitPart 8: After the End
Appendix: Ways to Walk a Labyrinth
Daily Scripture Readings Index
What People are Saying About This
"As Travis Scholl invites readers to join him in walking the labyrinth, he guides them not only along a spiraling path on the ground but also on a journey into the heart of Christian faith. Read and walk with him through these pages and discover new paths into Scripture and prayer."
"Travis Scholl has begun . . . to recover, for himself and for his reader, a taste for endlessness, a taste for the infinite. . . . Walking the labyrinth with our hearts in prayer becomes, then, a way of our recovering a provisional glimpse of the Way himself, his inexhaustible love, his exceedingly great joy in our following him, now and ever."
"Travis Scholl contributes a thorough model for those of us who have little experience with the discipline of walking a labyrinth. . . . This is a heart-provoking book!"