Monday, July 5, 2010

Recommended Reading

I just finished a quick read through Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton and am going back to sink in and practice the exercises in each chapter.

If you're new to silence and solitude (or to spiritual disciplines in general), let me suggest Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline as a primer. There's even a study guide that goes with it.

Lastly, if you're not sure about the place of Spiritual Disciplines in the Christian life, I'd suggest checking out the chapter on Sanctification (ch. 38) in Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology. He only just mentions it, but the chapter gives a nice framework for thinking about practicing Spiritual Disciplines. This chapter is part of a larger section on The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption. The chapters are all pretty short and, for a theology text, it's an incredibly accessible read.

Happy Reading!

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