Georgina Alexander is a remarkable lady; she is a twenty-first century mystic, and Following the Silence is her spiritual autobiography...This book can offer considerable light for the way to those engaged on their own journey of prayer, and search for God. It is a book to be gone back to again and again, to be read slowly and savoured, a true companion for the Christian life. Dom Gervase Holdaway, OSB Georgina discovers in herself a 'sense of an unsatisfied and empty space', a feeling that that space is filled only by 'something else', by wanting 'something more'. In Following the Silence we have the privilege of accompanying her on that search. As she finds the door she discovers contemplative prayer and, deep within her, the Name and Presence of Jesus. I warmly commend this book to everyone who is interested in this search. And who isn't interested in the search? + Andrew Ebbsfleet While each person's journey into God is unique, the experience of each individual sheds light on the path for all who seek to pray. In this book Georgina Alexander shares her own particular journey of prayer and in so doing offers insights into the path of Christian prayer and living from which her readers can gain encouragement. Georgina's own experience and wisdom is supported by her wide reading of the classics of prayer and is the fruit of a lifetime of faithful prayer exercised in the midst of the challenges and commitments of a busy life. Sister Clare-Louise,Novice Guardian,SLG If others could only encounter the love of God, as experienced and described by the author of Following the Silence, the lives of many in our country would be greatly changed...that journey in the Christian tradition both Eastern and Western requires faith and courage, but the treasures to be discovered are immense and enduring. Fr Seraphim Vänttinen-Newton Meditators will find sound advice and guidance in the work of Georgina Alexander. She has read the mystics of the Byzantine school, but her work is primarily a description of her own experience and her own search ... This [account] confirms me in my conviction that contemplative prayer is the way of the future in the world and that Georgina's message is somehow prophetic. William Johnston,SJ
Following the Silence by Georgina Alexander was published by Gracewing Publishing in October 2009 and is our 60507th best seller. The ISBN for Following the Silence is 9780852444924.