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- ISBN 9780830843053
- Author BROWN SHARON GARLOUGH
- Pub Date 01/01/2013
Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey.....
Brief Description: Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation. Brief Description: Includes discussion guide (p. -348). Commendation Quotes: "I have been on retreats with [these characters] and I am one of them. Their neediness, arrogance, cluelessness, perfectionism, self-pity, codependence . . . are mine. By the end of the book I was grateful for author Sharon Garlough Brown's fresh eyes and voice. She not only gave me resharpened tools for my journey with Jesus but also reminded me that I need fellow pilgrims to love me and keep me honest along the way."--Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color Commendation Quotes: "As a reader, I was captivated by this story and its characters. Once begun, it was hard to put down. As a long-time spiritual director and retreat leader, I found the stories of spiritual transformation to be true to what I have seen with my directees and on retreats. I have suggested it to many as a glimpse into the contemplative life and what it may have to offer them."--Rev. Jim Gaderlund, spiritual director and retreat leader Commendation Quotes: "A book of four spiritual journeys that we can all relate to. Filled with spiritual insight, truth, beauty and discovery--not to mention deft and beautiful prose. A story to open eyes, to comfort and remind us of the importance of relationship."--Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Havah: The Story of Eve Review Quotes: "If you're a spiritually inclined person, I think you'll really love it. It's about four women, every one of them coming from a different place spiritually. But all of them in need of a fresh cup of mercy. . . . So it's terrific. I highly recommend it."--Kathie Lee Gifford, NBC's Today, March 11, 2013 Review Quotes: "This work of fiction felt like my own personal story as I connected on a different level with each of the four women on a quest to grow in their faith. I loved it in a way I haven't loved a book in a long time. It's filled with relatable narrative and examples of key spiritual practices that deepened my faith. I found in it a compassion for myself and for others who are walking alongside me. I cannot wait to read the other books in the series."--Elizabeth Murphy, Just Between Us, Winter 2016 Table of Contents: 2. The Pilgrimage Begins 3. Exploring the Heart of God 4. Learning to Linger 5. Come and See 6. Hiding and Seeking 7. Walking Attentively 8. Intimacy and Encounter 9. Found at the Crossroads 10. Deeper into the Wilderness 11. Lightening the Load 12. Walking Together in the Love of God Epilogue Acknowledgments Discussion Guide