The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
by Henri Nouwen
I read this treasure in one morning--it is under 100 pages. I will read it again in bits and pieces with time to meditate and pray. I will be silent and listen, and just be with with God as He develops me into a woman of love, compassion and wisdom.
Henri Nouwen references a people from the third century who would go out into the desert for silence, solitude and prayer. The words they returned with were few and wise.