Friday, March 20, 2015

The Art of Spiritual Listening

The Art of Spiritual Listening: Responding to God's Voice Amid the Noise of LifeThe Art of Spiritual Listening: Responding to God's Voice Amid the Noise of Life by Alice Fryling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this study guide. It had a great format, combining brief life lessons with scripture and open questions. I feel this study guide is relevant for Christians of all ages and at all levels of faith. I look forward to incorporating it into my Youth Group studies next year.

On a personal level, I really enjoyed going through this study. I learned a lot about reading scripture and putting the Bible into a "real" place in my head. I learned a lot about working with other people as a Christian - both guiding and receiving guidance. Most importantly, I learned how to create the spaces where God needs to speak to me, to extend that invitation to Him and receive what He has to say. We'll work on actually doing those things next...



 Synopsis: Life shouts. God whispers. How can we hear God’s whispers when the struggles and worries of life distract us? How can we quiet our souls?

The Art of Spiritual Listening is about learning to listen to the gentle, persistent voice of God and help others hear God’s voice as well. With insightful and creative reflections, Alice Fryling guides us through Scripture passages that teach us how to experience and hear God more fully. Here you will find ways to:

·Become more attentive to God’s spirit
·Understand how to hear God’s voice in your own life
·Learn how to help others develop the discipline of listening to God’s leading

With an emphasis on spiritual direction, The Art of Spiritual Listening includes Bible study questions, prompts for personal reflection, and notes for leaders who wish to use the book in a group. If your life is too noisy to hear God, or if you want to hear his voice more clearly, The Art of Spiritual Listening will guide you to a deeper understanding of what it means to respond to God’s invitation to listen.  

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