Awake My Soul: Practical Spirituality for Busy People (Paperback)
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There is an undeniable hunger for spiritual nourishment and direction, but many of us don't have time for extensive, time-consuming exercises. In Awake My Soul, Timothy Jones offers an accessible spirituality that real people can incorporate into each busy day.
Beginning with the premise that you don't have to be a saint to be spiritually alive, Jones focuses our attention on twelve ways to find new meaning in everyday experiences. These suggestions are reminders of what we have forgotten along life's road--that God is within reach, and that we must keep our eyes and ears open to find grace and joy in the simplest things of daily life. Jones shows us how turning our thoughts to God can transform daily pressures into spiritual enrichment. Because his approach grows out of routines that are familiar to us all, it doesn't seem so overwhelming to make a long-term commitment to what promises to be the most rewarding contribution we will ever make to our spiritual well-being.
About the Author
Timothy Jones is an author, editor, and speaker specializing in the spiritual life. He was the managing editor for Ballantine's former Christian division, Moorings, and prior to that was an editor for Christianity Today magazine for six years, and a pastor for almost eight years. Among his books are A Place for God, The Art of Prayer, Celebration of Angels, and The Next American Spirituality (coauthored with George Gallup, Jr.). A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Jones, his wife, and their three children live near Nashville.
Praise for Awake My Soul: Practical Spirituality for Busy People…
"Jones's gentle, reflective prose draws readers' attention to God's presence in the midst of ordinary, daily life... Readers will savor each chapter, perhaps being drawn to Jones's other writings also. This book's message is significant, timely, and needed."
"Readers who enjoy the work of Henri Nouwen and Richard Foster will welcome Jones's thoughtful and gentle writing style."