96 pages
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H. Wyatt Rollins
The Book of Contemplation
77 Words for Thought and Meditation

This book of only 77 words—one word per page, nothing more, nothing less—is designed to inspire, provoke, enlighten, and challenge and change one’s worldview.

The words are universal and eternal, carrying immense power, beauty, and meaning, but they do not tell readers what to think or believe or how to apply the knowledge readers may gain through it. The book simply and gently offers an invitation to take a radically new and different look at these 77 key words—to ponder them, to meditate upon them, and to reevaluate and reembrace them.

This small but profound book will continuously bring into focus, and question, one’s attitudes, beliefs, morals, and choices in life

“Take a word on a walk, out for breakfast, home to bed. Let these 77 words prompt you to muse and ponder.”
Gunilla Norris, author of Inviting Silence

“A single word on an empty page is no longer a word. Rather, it is an epiphany as stark in its singularity as the sheered face of a cliff and as powerful as an atom broken. This book is a gathering of such words. Enter it with care.”
Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours

“This lovely book comes to us from the venerable tradition of the ’vade mecum’ (’go with me’), small precious books meant to encourage the original sense of contemplation, to build ’a temple within’ through daily meditation on the divine.”
Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage