John Ortberg Key Player in Contemplative Spirituality and Spiritual Formation
In Ortberg's 2005 book, God is Closer Than You Think, Ortberg quotes favorably from contemplatives such as Anne Lamott, Annie Dillard, Gary Thomas (Sacred Pathways), Brother Lawrence (who danced violently like a mad man when he practiced), interspiritualists Tilden Edwards (Shalem Institute), Thomas Kelly (Divine Center in all), Jean Pierre de Caussade, Frederick Buechner, Meister Eckhart as well as Dallas Willard and Thomas Merton. And yet, Christian churches are using this book.
Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary
People" by John Ortberg
John Ortberg, once teaching pastor at Willow Creek, now at Menlo Park Presbyterian has some interesting things to say.
Look who he quotes favorably in this book: