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Perhaps we glimpse ruthh broken self desperately ately seeking to preserve its identity as one who has it all together. Reviews Latest Reviews By Category. I felt like I could have written the book, in a much more readable fashion I believe solitude is important.

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Invitation to Solitude and Silence : Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence

I think it will help quiet my mind so I fall asleep faster. I really enjoyed the book and the practices it has prompted in my life. Invitaation sought-after speaker and preacher, she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches and teaches frequently at seminaries and graduate schools. One person found this helpful. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, you can do so here. Yet Scripture does not tell us that we should expect the type of personal revelation this book advocates.


I was looking for a way to gain balance in my life and spiritual direction.

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Use it as a guide to spend time alone with God. This would have been totally unnecessary if my life had been full of all I thought I wanted.

The author came really close to encouraging her readers to observe the Sabbath for the purpose of regular rest and refreshing, I’m surprised she sopitude.

This book is very practical and yet challenging at the same time. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Her book invites you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. Her book invites you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life.

On the one hand, I have been drawn to the task because my journey into solitude and silence has been the single most meaningful aspect of my spiritual life to date. Our family observes the Sabbath for this reason.

Feb 24, Martyn rated it it was amazing. Even more devastating was the realization that these patterns terns of relying on performance to prove my worth were so deeply rooted that I had no idea how to change them Oct 16, Kristin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This expanded edition includes a guide for groups to use sience in discussing the book content and in learning to practice silence together.

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I think I will use this book and refer back to it for the rest of my life. It is a call to the adventure of spiritual transformation–an adventure that will lead you to freedom and authenticity, allowing you to become the person God created you to be.


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But I also believe that this elemental chaos is a metaphor for the inner chaos that surges within when we stay in the presence of the Unchanging changing Real long enough for pretense and performance and every other thing that has bolstered our sense of self to fall away.

Even with observing the Sabbath though – having a day once we get home from church of just family hang-out time, not work or shopping or chores – I still have to watch how much I commit myself to. Invitation to Solitude and Silence: The author was also really helpful in giving specific instructions on how to practice silence and solitude at the end of each chapter.

Jan 15, Catherine Ely rated it it was amazing. In a moment of hurt, confusion, and frustration I happened to have find this book on my book shelf and decided, why not. This is a wonderful introduction to the practices of solitude, silence, and meditation.