Making Space for the Spirit: Developing a Contemplative by Jennifer Kerr Graves,Kathi Bentall PDF

By Jennifer Kerr Graves,Kathi Bentall

ISBN-10: 1498220754

ISBN-13: 9781498220750

ISBN-10: 1498220770

ISBN-13: 9781498220774

How can we create areas and areas for deepening our religious lives? For slowing down that will realize what particularly issues to us? For taking time to take care of our personal therapeutic and progress? For assembly Jesus in life-transforming methods? and the way will we maintain those locations cheap so they are available to everybody who's seeking--not simply those that can have the funds for the excessive fee? How will we create those areas and the way can we maintain them? those are the questions this booklet seeks to handle because it considers heavily and in my opinion the construction and improvement of 1 such house. So sign up for me as we snoop on a few specified tales, listening to how one neighborhood held, discovered, and sustained their imaginative and prescient to create space for the Spirit, inspiring us to do the same.

"In the midst of our busy, not easy, and pragmatic international, a brand new wind is blowing. This wind of the Spirit is hauntingly invitational. It invitations us to return away, to be nonetheless, to be contemplative, to be inwardly revitalized. Jennifer Graves winsomely tells the tale of 2 such locations on Bowen Island--Rivendell and the Hermitages. during this tale could you pay attention the invitation of the Spirit."
--Charles Ringma, Theologian; Franciscan Tertiary; writer, Of Martyrs, clergymen and Mystics

"Rivendell is a tranquil, religious, appealing retreat heart made special by means of the volunteer neighborhood who makes it available to someone looking a spot of transcendence and intimacy with the Divine. This e-book not just tells the tale, yet explains how the volunteer neighborhood capabilities so effectively in starting house to retreat attendees, therefore inviting others to keep on with the trail they've got created over the past fifteen years."
--Irene Alexander, non secular Director; Formator, Brisbane, Australia

"Rivendell conjures up a eager for leisure, peace, and therapeutic. during this own mirrored image, Graves tells the tale of 1 such Rivendell in our international. This Rivendell grew from a transparent imaginative and prescient of spirituality rooted within the gospel of Jesus Christ. and since its roots are deep within the gospel, the belief of this imaginative and prescient bargains an area and a spaciousness during which leisure, peace, and therapeutic occur."
--Jonathan R. Wilson, writer

"Rooted within the contemplative culture, [Graves] brings to those pages the non secular integrity and perform that's the lifeblood of Rivendell, and the peace of mind that its nurturing presence could be the following for plenty of generations to return. What a blessing!"
--Tim Scorer, Board Member, Rivendell Retreat

Jennifer Kerr Graves is cofounder of the Rivendell Hermitage on Bowen Island, BC, and present Chair of the Rivendell Society Board.

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