***Please note, this is the 2010 second edition of Ruth Haley Barton's bestselling book. It is not the most recent version of this title. ***
BY RUTH HALEY BARTON
“Without solitude it is impossible to have a spiritual life.”
Solitude is the Christian discipline in which we withdraw from our life in the company of others in order to give our full and undivided attention to God. Silence deepens our experience of solitude as we allow the noise of our own thoughts, strivings, and inner compulsions to settle down so we can hear a truer and more reliable Voice—God himself speaking in the depths of our being.
In this expanded edition of the award-winning book Invitation to Solitude and Silence, spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton guides individuals on a step by step journey into solitude and silence and NOW also provides guidance for groups who would like share their experiences together. This spiritual formation resource is Ideal for small groups, Sunday School classes, retreat groups, and spiritual friends.