Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
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 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, Sacred Rhythms 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 or in a group context. The final chapter puts in all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spititual transformation.
The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.
FROM THE INSIDE COVER:
Your desire for more of God than you have right now, your longing for love, your need for deeper levels of spiritual transformation than you have experienced so far is the truest thing about you. You might think that your woundedness or your sinfulness is the truest thing about you or that your giftedness or your personality type or your job title or your identity as husband or wife, mother or father, somehow defines you. But in reality, it is your desire for God and your capacity to reach for more of God than you have right now that is the deepest essence of who you are….From this place we cry out to God for deeper union with him and with others.
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Signed by the author when ordered through the Transforming Center.
2006 Logos Best Book Award—Spirituality/Devotional.
"Blessed is the person who has some voice in her or his life saying what Ruth Haley Barton says. Sacred Rhythms is a book I have treasured." -Trey Turner, The Baptist Standard, June 9, 2008
"[Barton] describes the practices with the gentle touch of an understanding and knowing mystic." -Publishers Weekly, January 29, 2006
- Introduce others to spiritual disciplines by utilizing the Sacred Rhythms DVD Curriculum (Zondervan, 2011).
- Learn more about bringing a congregational and/or leadership event to your church.
- Listen to this radio interview to hear Ruth talk about Sacred Rhythms and being intentional in our time with God.