This new edition of a modern classic on prayer shows how it is not just a hobby or a technique for Christians but an exposure to God in which he progressively takes over. Contemplative prayer, far from being the prerogative of a professional elite, is the fullness of Christian living for anyone. It can completely transform the lives of those who are prepared to take it all the way. Without spending much time on technical distinctions, Marked for Life speaks of the experience of prayer among ordinary people and the Easter experience in the New Testament. It is the meeting of the two that brings the surrender of humankind to God. As we pray within the Easter Christ, the transforming power of God lays hold of our failures and frustrations, the bewildering perplexities of life, and the joy in creation and human love - in sum, the whole stuff of human existence.