This nonfiction, devotional book explores the meanings of Quaker silent worship, drawing upon the spiritual experiences of both the author and other members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The book opens up a contemporary quest for authentic spiritual experience, within the context of silence and worship and illustrates how some contemporary Quakers experience connections with the Divine. "A must read for anyone interested in the simple but profound question of what it means to silence the mind." Gary Emery, Ph.D., Director, Los Angeles Center for Cognitive Therapy. "Lyrical, deeply moving, with a singing prose that rises to poetry, Stan Searl's journey to the heart of silence is a must read for anyone interested in the varieties of religious experience. This book will take its place among the great spiritual confessions." Nancy Shiffrin, Ph.D., Union Institute and University, author of The Holy Letters and My Jewish Name, Booksurge.com.