In Writing the Icon of the Heart we are invited to share the reflections of one who, over the years, has spent long hours in silence and prayer in one of the world's most wild and solitary landscapes, as well as the more urban context of Oxford. Casting new and often startling light on ancient texts and long-established spiritual practices, Maggie Ross shows how faith cannot be divorced from an outlook characterised by a rigorous questioning and testing of assumptions, and a passionate concern for the created world in which we are blessed to live. This is a book that challenges as well as inspires, and takes us deep into what it truly means to worship, to love, to pray - and what it means to be human, made in the image of God.
Maggie Ross is the pseudonym of a professional Anglican solitary, who divides her time between Oxford and the USA, preaching, lecturing, leading retreats, offering pastoral care, and writing books and liturgies. She blogs as http:ravenwilderness.blogspot.com.