David Torkington
David Torkington

David Torkington is a Spiritual Theologian, Author and Speaker, who specializes in Prayer, Christian Spirituality and Mystical Theology.

His personal spirituality is predominantly Franciscan, his Mystical Theology Carmelite, all welded together with a solid blend of Benedictine moderation. He has sold over 300,000 books in more than twelve different languages. He was educated at the Franciscan Study Centre, England and the National Catholic Radio and Television Centre, Hatch End, London where he was later appointed to the post of Dean of Studies.

He was extra mural lecturer in Mystical Theology at the Dominican University in Rome (The Angelicum). In addition to giving Retreats and lecturing all over Europe, he undertook five prolonged lecture tours to Africa, mainly Equatorial Africa, speaking on Prayer and Spirituality to Religious, Monks, Diocesan Priests and lay people.

He is at present working on his latest book, Wisdom from the Christian Mystics which will be followed by his autobiography Injured Innocence.

When he is not writing, he spends time on his boat on the peaceful Beaulieu river in the New Forest, Hampshire, and exploring the Jurassic coast, Dorset. He is a member of The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London.


Books by David Torkington

Wisdom from Franciscan Italy

The Primacy of Love

Jan 2011

A modern life of St Francis with his unique vision for the contemporary world and revolutionary exposition of Christian spirituality.

Wisdom from the Western Isles

The Making of a Mystic

Aug 2008

Wisdom from the Christian Mystics

How to Pray the Christian Way

Jan 2018

A unique blend of Biblical Spirituality and Mystical Theology told with refreshing simplicity and riveting narrative.

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