Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

by Ruth Haley-Barton

Winner of a 2006 Logos Book Award! Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God’s transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a “rule of life” that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices–individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

Why does Pastor Jeff like this book? We all want to change…well, sort of… Ruth Haley-Barton helps us to engage in the work of spiritual transformation by stirring the longing that already exists within to make space for God and grow closer to Him. Transformation doesn’t just happen, it begins with longing, desire, and action. Sacred Rhythms helps us to be stirred to action and provides groundwork to make an action plan.