About the book: The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them—even in the chaos of her every day.
About the Author:
Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include Mom Seeks God
(Abingdon Press), A Year with God
(with Richard J. Foster), A Year with Aslan
, and 25 Books Every Christian Should Read
. Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children’s Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.
The above is from the publisher.
I really wanted to like this book. The premise sounded fabulous. I could really use some more Spiritual discipline in my life. However, I started the first chapter and it started how with talk of prayer. I was excited to learn more as this is an area I could use much growing in. But she starts out talking about contemplative prayer. The act of sitting silently and emptying yourself of all thoughts and waiting for God to lead your thoughts or speak to you. This is so heretical and I just couldn’t stomach it. I mean if she couldn’t get this right than I truly didn’t want to take her advice on other issues.
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