Book Review: Lovers in the Wilderness

Lovers in the Wilderness: Awaken Mystical Unity and Create a Joyful Life with Mantra Prayer by Stephanie Rutt is a brief but complete invitation into the practice of mantra prayer. She covers everything from the desire to explore the practice to its history and benefits to practical guidance on creating and maintaining an individual practice unique to each reader. The book is easy to understand regardless of what you know (or don’t!) about mantra prayer, can be digested in one sitting, and can be returned to again and again to support a mantra for each new season in the reader’s life.

I’ve been curious about mantra prayer but have never fully invested in learning the practice, so I was excited to pick up Rutt’s book and delighted to find it exactly what I had hoped for––an accessible introduction and practical guide. Whether you’re dissatisfied with your current spiritual practice or just curious to try something new, Rutt’s guide to mantra prayer is a great resource.

This one may not make it to my bookshelf; I’ll likely be re-reading it too often!


Stephanie Rutt’s Website
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author and/or publisher through the Speakeasy blogging book review network. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

About Laura K. Cavanaugh

I'm a writer, spiritual director, and advocate of holistic body theology.

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