Invitation to Solitude and Silence Experiencing God's Transforming Presence

ISBN-10: 0830835458
ISBN-13: 9780830835454
Edition: 2010
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Description: Winner of a Christianity Today Book AwardMuch of our faith and practice is about words--preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God where we can hear his voice. This book  More...

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 166
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Winner of a Christianity Today Book AwardMuch of our faith and practice is about words--preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God where we can hear his voice. This book is an invitation to you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. It is an invitation to solitude and silence.The beauty of a true invitation is that we really do have a choice about embarking on this adventure. God extends the invitation, but he honors our freedom and will not push himself where he is not wanted. Instead, he waits for us to respond from the depths of our desire. Will you say yes?This expanded edition includes a guide for groups to use both in discussing the book content and in learning to practice silence together.

Ruth Haley Barton (DD, Northern Seminary) is founding president of the Transforming Center, a spiritual formation ministry to pastors and Christian leaders. A trained spiritual director (Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation), teacher and retreat leader, she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches, including Willow Creek Community Church. A sought-after teacher, preacher and consultant to leadership teams, she is currently adjunct professor of spiritual transformation at Northern Seminary.Educated at Wheaton College, Northern Seminary and Loyola University Chicago Institute for Pastoral Studies, Ruth is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, including Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Sacred Rhythms, Longing for More and Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership. She is also the author of an online resource titled eReflections, spiritual guidance via e-mail. She contributes regularly to Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation.

Dallas Willard was a professor at the University of Southern California's School of Philosophy until his death in 2013. His groundbreaking books The Divine Conspiracy , The Great Omission , Knowing Christ Today , Hearing God , and The Spirit of the Disciplines forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith.

Foreword
Preface
First Kings 19:1-19
Beyond Words
Beginnings
Resistance
Dangerously Tired
Rest for the Body
Rest for the Mind
Rest for the Soul
Emptiness
Facing Ourselves
Pure Presence
Receiving Guidance
For the Sake of Others
Appendix: A Day in Solitude
Sharing Silence: A Guide for Groups
Sources
Gratitudes

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