Last week I wrote briefly about Rachel Held Evans’ year of living biblically. Her stated aim is to live out what the Bible teaches about womanhood. Today she writes about her difficulty in adopting the “gentle and quiet spirit” commanded in 1 Peter 3:4. To help develop such a spirit, she has incorporated contemplative prayer into her morning routine, “particularly breathing exercises, lectio divina, and centered prayer.” She appeals to the teaching of contemplative mastersâ€”both Buddha and the Proverbsâ€”as sources for learning how to master “the volatile human spirit.”
Just a reminder, Thomas Nelson has agreed to publish her book in 2012.