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A PERSONAL RETREAT. We've never needed it more. We run from one place to the next - from meetings and appointments to our kids' soccer practice, from work to class to choir rehearsal, from the grocery store to small group - and then drop into bed later than we hoped, exhausted and dreading the morning. We want to slow down but don't know how and don't really believe that we can. And often, the idea of a personal retreat - time for solitude and silence - makes us feel as anxious as all our frenzied rushing. What in the world would we do with an hour, an afternoon or (gulp!) a whole day of solitude with God? But what is the cost of our frantic pace? What are we missing by not slowing down for reflection and meditation on Scripture? What kind of toll does our anxious running take on those around us - and, even more deeply, on our own soul? In Resting Place, retreat speaker Jane Rubietta addresses soul matters with retreat topics such as: dealing with our fear of abandonment; wrestling with discontent; overcoming our attempts to control others; fulfilling our deep desire to be loved Spiritual retreats help us enter Psalm 23 rest, a place of true rest and trust in our loving, gentle Shepherd. With Scripture to meditate on, quotes to contemplate, questions, prayer and journaling ideas, and creative exercises, Resting Place leads us to and through times of rest. The silence and solitude will follow us into our everyday world as we allow Jesus to guide, comfort and restore us. Come to the Shepherd and find the true rest your soul longs for.
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Jane Rubietta is the author of a number of books, including Come Closer, How to Keep the Pastor You Love and Grace Points. She and her husband, Rich, live in the Chicago area where they operate Abounding Ministries (www.abounding.org). Jane is a popular retreat and conference speaker.Review:
"Warm and well-written guidance . . . Any Christian can benefit from trying the exercises in this book." (Rick Willis, Baptist Standard, March 1, 2010)
"There are not many books written that so clearly explain how to conduct a spiritual retreat rather than emphasizing the necessity of doing so. This is a "must" for anyone seeking relief from everyday busy-ness." (Jo Ann Rhodes, The Christian Librarian, issue 51 (1) 2008)
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Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Lrg. Seller Inventory # DADAX1458749061