The title of this book, Shhh The Sound of Sheer Silence: A Biblical Spirituality that Transforms, comes from the biblical narrative about the prophet Elijah experiencing God on a mountain in a sound of sheer silence. Many people seek a way of life that involves silence because it nourishes the individual spirit connected to Spirit. Developing a spirituality of silence enables the individual spirit to connect to the divine Spirit. The transformation that occurs through silence here and now is an experience of what awaits after the last transfiguring experience of our lives: death. The goal of this book is to foster a spirituality of silence as it flows from the Bible. Through the sounds of sheer silence, the reader develops a biblical spirituality that transforms him or her into a raised awareness of, a deeper knowledge of, and a closer relationship with the divine. ""Silence is an essential element of spiritual formation that is often neglected due to overloaded schedules, and hyperactive lifestyles. As a pastor and student, time spent in silence is time spent recharging in the presence of the Divine; a time for spirit to connect with Spirit. This book is a must read for anyone seeking spiritual serenity in the midst of a hectic life. Take time to pause, and listen to the sound of sheer silence "" --Corbin Cole, Contemporary Worship Director, King's Way United Methodist Church ""Boyer's latest book demonstrates a scholar's knowledge of Scripture and an expert ability to instruct and inspire. His guide through quiet and calm contemplation of God's Word is a welcome respite from the noise of everyday life, where everything from your phone to the billboards on your commute clamor for your attention."" --John Kossler, Ecologist, Western Meridian Resources ""With the many societal and personal distractions vying for one's attention on a daily basis, Boyer provides readers with a timely reflection on the value and necessity of silence."" --Kristopher Morehead, French Teacher Mark G. Boyer--a well-known spiritual master--has been writing books on biblical, liturgical, and devotional spirituality for over thirty years. He has written sixty spirituality-based volumes that prompt the reader to recognize the divine in everyday life. This is his twenty-first Wipf and Stock title.