David Torkington is a journalist, writer and author who specialises 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 had sold over 200,000 books in more than ten different languages and had a regular column in The Catholic Herald for many years but is now a freelance journalist writing for many different newspapers and periodicals throughout the world. He is a public speaker and gives retreats and workshops both in the UK and abroad. His Publications include The Trilogy on Prayer, 'The Hermit', 'The Prophet' and 'The Mystic' which has been translated into over 10 languages. The Trilogy has been comprehensively updated and edited and is now published by O Books as 'Wisdom from the Western Isles'. His other books include, 'Inner Life', 'A New Beginning', and 'Dear Susanna'. He has also produced Inner Life Tapes, available from St. Paul's in the USA. His book 'How to Pray' has been published world wide in ten different languages.
O Books have recently published 'Wisdom from Franciscan Italy' and he is currently working on his next book, 'Wisadom from the Chritian Mystics'.