Drawing from the Bible, literature, lyrics, and original prayers, writer and teacher William O'Malley has composed a six-week cycle of morning, midday, and evening prayers and meditations. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, each entry provides spiritual nourishment. The book's last sentence is: "Holy Friend, the end is the beginning. Amen."
In addition to psalmists and evangelists, contributions come from writers and poets such as Flannery O'Connor, Bob Dylan, Simone Weil, Rainer Maria Rilke, C.S. Lewis, Alice Walker, G.K. Chesterton, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and John Donne.
William J. OMalley, a Jesuit priest, has published many popular books and articles on spirituality and Christian living, including You'll Never Be Younger and The Week that Opened Forever. A teacher for over forty years, and best known for his appearance at the end of the filme, The Exorcist, he is now retired in new York City.