It often happens that a person wishes to embark on a spiritual path but immediately doubts surface:Can I really do this? What are the first steps? Where do I start? Which way do I turn? Who can assist me? Such concerns can easily be swept aside by the simple realization that our world is teeming with spiritual mentors or as the Bible notes:, We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses. All we need to do is look at them, be inspired by them and permit them to show us the way. This book profiles eleven modern mystics whose lives inform, instruct and inspire all who are travelling on a spiritual path. The eleven modern mystics chosen are: Dorothy Day, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ben Salmon, Bede Griffiths, Abraham Heschel, Oscar Romero, Etty Hillesum, Caryll Houselander, John XXIII, Thea Bowman and Eknath Easwaran. Included is a bibliography of their writings, reflections on lessons learned from their life choices and recommended actions to follow in their footsteps. This makes an excellent resource for a study group or book club.