Unfortunately, the book wasn't what I expected; I thought I'd read about how Scott Cairns came to a deeper relationship with God through his prayer journey. It was a journey of the monasteries of the orthodox tradition in Greece. Periodically, there would be a snippet of wisdom to glean, but the book was more about his journey through Greece and some interactions with the monks.
My favorite bit of wisdom in the book is one he quoted by Paul Evdokimon:
It is not enough to say prayer; one must become, be prayer, prayer incarnate. It is not enough to have moments of praise; all of life, each act, every gesture, even the smile of a human face, must become a hymn of adoration, an offering, a prayer. One should not offer what one has, but what one is.
I wish there has been more about prayer and less about travel in this book. Three stars.
My thanks to Paraclete Press for allowing me to read and review this book.