Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul

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Zondervan, 2010 - Religion - 327 pages
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‘Abide in me,÷ Jesus tells us, ‘and you will bear much fruit.÷ Yet too often we forget that fruit needs different seasons in order to grow. We measure our spiritual maturity by how much we do rather than how we are responding to our current spiritual season.In Spiritual Rhythm, Mark Buchanan replaces our spirituality of busyness with a spirituality of abiding. Sometimes we are busy, sometimes still, sometimes pushing with all we∆ve got, sometimes waiting. This model of the spiritual life measures and produces growth by asking: Are we living in rhythm with the season we are in? With the lyrical writing for which he is known, Mark invites us to respond to every season of the heart, whether we are flourishing and fruitful, stark and dismal, or cool and windy. In comparing spiritual rhythms to the seasons of the year, he shows us what to expect from each season and how embracing the seasons causes our spiritual lives to prosper. As he draws on the powerful words of Scripture, Mark explores what activities are suitable or necessary in each seasonŔand what activities are useless or even harmful in that season.Throughout the book, Mark weaves together stories of young and old, men and women, families, couples, and individuals who are in or have been through a particular season of the heart. As Mark writes, ‘I pray that this book meets you in whatever season you∆re in, and prepares you for whatever seasons await. I pray that it helps you find your voice, your stride, your rhythm, in season or out. Mostly, I pray that you, with or without my help, find Christ wherever you are. And that, even more, you discover that wherever you are, he∆s found you.÷
  

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Review: Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul

User Review  - Jasmine - Goodreads

Mark's sharing of his experiences gave me assurance that it was OK, to be living gloriously unbalanced in pursuit of a great vision. Read full review

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User Review  - Christal - Goodreads

a great book examining the different seasons we all go through in the Christian life and how to stay close to God in all of them. Read full review

Contents

Walk Here Jump There
9
For Everything a Season
15
Part 1
23
Winter
27
Winter Activities
42
Spring
67
Spring Activities
93
Summer
111
Balancing or Not
197
Abiding
207
Seeking
217
Walking in the Light
227
Being a Tree
245
Sustaining
255
Knocking on Heavens Door
268
Persevering
274

Summer Activities
124
Fall
149
Part 1
173
Part 2
180
Part 2
195
In Season and Out
286
Afterword
315
Acknowledgments
319
Notes
321
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About the author (2010)

He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Virginia. He has been an editor and writer for Nature and New Scientist.

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