Here is a letter that I received from Brendan Bowman:

I am very happy to have found your site.  I have been intending to read a book to learn more about the ideas of Meister Eckhart.  I would appreciate it if someone could recommend a basic book that touches the surface of Meister Eckhart’s major sermons/thoughts/ideas.  Thank you very much for your time and help.

Dear Brendan, if I was to recommend just one book, this would be Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense, by Edmund Colledge, Bernard McGinn. The book opens with a short but fair, dense and careful introduction to Meister Eckhart, followed by a superb selection of his works. This way you will have both what you ask for, and (more than) a glance to Eckhart himself. It is important that you will not limit yourself to second hand knowledge and meet Meister Eckhart himself, by his own works.