This book was commissioned by the Carmelite publishing house in Prague as a pocket book sized introduction to prayer. In forty chapters of no more than four hundred words each, this incredible little work introduces the reader to the essential teaching on prayer as detailed in the Christian mystical tradition from the beginning, to the works of St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross and beyond. It is not just a theoretical work, but it teaches how to start praying – beginning now! In the words of Fr Brendon Thomas OSB- -‘This book is a little gem of sane and sound advice. No wonder it has already been translated into 12 different languages.