Leaning into God's Embrace

A Guidebook for Contemplative Prayer

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Pub Date 02 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 20 Jul 2021

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Discover a Life Beyond the Noise

We live frantic, busy lives that distract us from seeing and hearing God. With more than thirty years of ministry experience, Halstead will show you how to center your life on God through the practice of contemplative prayer. For centuries, Christians have sought to release the reins of control and to enjoy a more vulnerable, intimate life with God. They have adopted new postures in prayer to become more receptive to God’s agenda and leading. They have learned best practices for yielding their minds and hearts to God and new ways to allow Scripture to speak into their lives. This deep, rich relationship with God through prayer is available to all who seek God.

Leaning into God’s Embrace is a guide for those who are beginners with contemplative prayer. Halstead offers an insightful collection of prayer forms to center your mind in a posture of listening. She also includes easy-to-use templates that leaders can use with groups seeking to explore these new ways of being with God. Her variety of prayer forms allows readers to discover how they can lean into God’s loving embrace.

Discover a Life Beyond the Noise

We live frantic, busy lives that distract us from seeing and hearing God. With more than thirty years of ministry experience, Halstead will show you how to center your...

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Contemplation is how we grow closer to God. In this short but practical book, Jackie Halstead offers contemplative direction to individuals and groups. She shares insights into the history of the practices in order to ground readers in the importance and tradition of contemplation.
I appreciated the clear guidance and variety of ways we can contemplate with God - through scripture, our bodies, and in other ways. We could all use the reminder that God is here and talks with us.
One note: the book is not meant to be a textbook. It's a practical guide to contemplation with simple steps. While it could be useful for a class, it's more ideal for individual or small group practice.

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