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Invitations from God : accepting God's offer to rest, weep, forgive, wait, remember and more

Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some invitations we desperately want: Will you marry me? Would you consider a promotion? Other invitations we never want to receive but must respond to all the same: What treatment do you want for your tumor? Invitations pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. God is also sending invitations. Sometimes they seem less compelling than anything on my to do list. Why would I want to say yes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN: 9780830835539 0830835539
OCLC Number: 703207279
Description: 206 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The invitation-shaped life --
Invitation to participate in your own healing --
Invitation to follow --
Invitation to practice the presence of people --
Invitation to rest --
Invitation to weep --
Invitation to admit I might be wrong --
Invitation to forgive --
Invitation to wait --
Invitation to pray --
Invitation to remember --
Invitation to the most excellent way --
Gratitudes.
Responsibility: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun.

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Some invitations we desperately want: Will you marry me? Would you consider a promotion? Other invitations we never want to receive but must respond to all the same: What treatment do you want for your tumor? Invitations pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. God is also sending invitations. Sometimes they seem less compelling than anything on my to do list. Why would I want to say yes to the invitation to rest when I'm already so far behind? Why follow when I could lead? Why accept invitations to weep or to admit I am wrong or to wait? Saying yes might slow me down, sabotage my agenda and even undo who I think I am. Adele Calhoun, author of the popular Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, offers a book about invitations like these divine invitations we miss or ignore because we've said yes to going with the cultural flow. While these invitations from God can sometimes be difficult to accept, they can heal and restore even as they shape where we go, what we do and who we become. What we say yes to, what we say no to forms the terrain of our future. Included in this book are reflection questions and exercises as well as overview charts with recommended disciplines to guide you through each theme. As you attend to the often hidden, quiet voice of the Great Inviter, you will find yourself as God created you to be.
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