Yamasaki writes out of her experience as a pastor who practices the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines call us to pause from our busy lives, and their effect infiltrates and influences the rest of our days in conscious and unconscious ways. Each chapter focuses on a spiritual discipline, draws on scripture, includes anecdotes as illustration and suggests one or more activities for readers.
Last year, Image magazine founder Gregory Wolfe launched a literary imprint at Wipf & Stock called Slant, aiming to publish fiction unafraid of metaphysical themes. Paula Huston’s novel, one of the first to come out, features Eva, a cynical but intrepid photographer who travels to Mexico in search of her lost brother, Stefan.