Invitation to Solitude and Silence. Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence. Transforming Resources. Expanded. by Ruth Haley Barton. Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence ( Transforming Resources) eBook: Ruth Haley Barton, R. Ruth Barton, Dallas. Invitation to Solitude and Silence has ratings and 89 reviews. Ruth Haley Barton takes the story of Elijah on the mountain with God and dissects it into the.

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But our spirits don’t have to be ruffled or “frenetic” because of it. The book itself and her writing style also, tended to slow my breathing and make me feel a sense of calm just by reading along.

I’m glad I’m reading it. I appreciate her weaving snippets of her own journey and fears into the narrative of these practices. I think this book would be better titled, “Introduction to Solitude and Silence.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I love too, how it’s often only in solitude and silence that He shows me my faults, my self-protective strategies, and how He wants me to improve. Aug 23, Kristi Thomas rated it really liked it. I have to allow myself to say No based on putting my family and my ability to care for and be there for them first.

I tend instead to get caught up in busyness, and in things, people, or activities that offer a temporary “fix” – I would call these ‘broken cisterns’ – something I’ve built to fill with water for my spiritual refreshment, but because it’s not the spring from which the Living Water comes, it’s broken and only leaks.

I felt like I could have written the book, in a much more readable fashion The beauty of a true invitation is that you really do have a choice.

In Invitation to Solitude and Silence Barton offers spiritual guidance for your journey, helping you to hear God’s call more clearly and showing you concrete ways to say yes. I felt invited to adopt ” Silence” as my word for Her book invites you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. Rather it is the place of conversion, the place where the old self dies and the new self is born.


Just as brilliant the second time round.

Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence by Ruth Haley Barton

Barton offers the prophet Elijah as a biblical guide for your journey. I already want to re-read! No trivia or quizzes yet.

She indicates that while words are useful, we sometimes use them too often and we can use them to express everything but matters of the heart.

Account Options Sign in. She allows her personal experience to supercede the clear teaching of Scripture. For example, Barton tells about God calling her to vocational, ordained ministry through her times of silence.

Barton speaks to your soul and teaches a new way. A helpful general introduction, but need to use other readings for more in depth knowledge about each spiritual discipline. Barton offers the prophet Elijah as a biblical guide for your journey. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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

Jan 12, Fred rated it it was amazing. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Nov 04, Audrey rated it really liked it. I believe solitude is important. Wise and practical look at the discipline of silent meditation and prayer. Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence. I have recommended this book to many others. Nov 27, Brandon Cannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: On the other hand, I am aware of the continuing challenge solitude and silence represent in my own life. Yet she is unable to prove this with Scripture and so we must toss this teaching on the ever-growing heap of unbiblical nonsense masquerading as Christian theology.

Regarding the general content of the book, I really enjoyed soolitude – she covers I was a tiny bit uncomfortable with some of the language the author used, many of which are regularly used in new-age publications by unbiblical “churches” This book is very practical and yet challenging at the same time.


This is where I got the poem for beginning the day, the nighttime prayer of examen, the “wall of mental impasse”, and the trust envelope. See all reviews. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Open Preview See a Problem? I was looking for a way to gain balance in my life and spiritual direction. Would recommend to anyone who finds it hard to Just as brilliant the second time round.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. She writes of how our desire for God often masked by a desire for other things and our capacity to connect with him as Onvitation think I will use this book and refer back to it for the rest of my life. Over time I became aware that even though I had a hapey desire to serve God, there was also a compulsive ruh to prove myself The Best Books of She convincingly shows us the vital spiritual importance of an intentional rhythm of work and rest, solitude and community, silence and word.

I could so relate to much of her personal story before she began practicing silence and solitude. Aug 03, Ashley rated it it was amazing. I suspect pect that there is nothing more crucial to true spiritual comfort than being able from time to time to stop that chatter, including the chatter of spoken prayer. Barton has nailed it.

She is founder of the Transforming Center, a ministry of spiritual formation to pastors and Christian leaders, along with the congregations and organizations they serve. For that alone, this book deserves 5 stars from me.