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Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices - individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

©2009 Ruth Haley Barton (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Now I have the vocabulary to explain what I have been going through

The book was given to me as a gift. I have both read and listened to the book and the content is excellent!

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Great book!

Loved every chapter! Really helpful in going deeper with God, in a new way x

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Very inspiring and life changing

Great book but narrator sounded robotic. I kept going with it as the content was very good. Thought provoking and uplifting.

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  • 10-12-18

Helpful, inspiring & practical

Beautiful book! I will probably get a paper copy. Would that the reader's style matched the content. It was difficult to finish beacause of the narrator who did not feel connected to or understanding of the subject matter. She probably does well in other genre.

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  • Stephanie Scott
  • 16-10-18

Did not like the narrators voice at all!!!

I found the narrators voice to be very disingenuous to the overall message of the book. It was too dramatic and very distracting. Couldn’t finish the book as a result.

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  • shalon chambers
  • 24-10-16

enlightening!

This book opened my eyes to my deep longing for God. You will be challenged to grow in your faith

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  • Cynthia Hernandez
  • 19-01-16

Amazingly and spiritually Edifying! Thank You!

Amazingly and spiritually Edifying! Thank You!
I recommend every single person on the universe read this book. whether a believer or not!

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  • P. Kile Antone
  • 30-10-19

Challenging

This book is a great first step for anyone who needs directions in thinking about spiritual disciplines.

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  • Charles Eduardos
  • 06-07-15

Refreshed & Energized!

I found this work by Ruth Haley Barton to be a return home in my personal spiritual walk. I so look forward to looking deeper into her works and her organization.

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  • 13-07-21

Worth Reading

I plan to take a closer look at some of the suggestions. Especially the ones that look at creating more joy and quiet time as well as creating time for taking a Sabbath each week.

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  • Honeybee Lady
  • 15-04-21

Very Deep Thinking and Practicing Book for Spiritual Life

Excellent book for true seekers of a deeper relationship with God and purpose in life.

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  • 17-02-21

Great book

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  • 15-03-20

Excellent study of spiritual disciplines.

Loved it. Truly explains each spiritual discipline, why it it essential to do for spiritual transformation, and provides a step by step guidelines for practicing each discipline. Highly recommended this book for any Christian desiring to grow in his or her relationship with God and in his or hert Christian walk.