CURRENTLY in BOOKS features The Dark Night: A Gift of God by Daniel P. Schrock
From the review, advocating an unscriptural view of contemplation and meditation (where does scripture say we are to use images to meditate upon God?):
"Central to this work are the concepts of contemplation and meditation, and the difference between them. According to Schrock, we initiate meditation, using images and words, to learn more about God.
God, on the other hand, initiates contemplation and it’s our job to receive his “transforming presence.” By being open to and receiving God’s overtures, the suffering brought on by a dark night can lead to deeper intimacy with Christ."1.
BOOK NOTES features contemplative (author of The Message perversion) Eugene Peterson's book Tell It Slant