Renovare

Sacred Rhythms

Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

by Ruth Haley Barton

Win­ner of a 2006 Logos Book Award! 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.

2006

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