Transforming Resources™ are books, articles and curriculum designed to provide guidance and direction for your journey of spiritual transformation. They equip and empower you to lead others in their journey as God leads.

Invitation to Solitude and Silence

Solitude is the Christian discipline in which we withdraw from our life in the company of others in order to give our full and undivided attention to God. Silence deepens our experience of solitude as we allow the noise of our own thoughts, strivings, and inner compulsions to settle down so we can hear a truer and more reliable Voice—God himself speaking in the depths of our being.

In this expanded edition of the award-winning book Invitation to Solitude and Silence (InterVarsity Press, 2010), spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton guides individuals on a step by step journey into solitude and silence and NOW also provides guidance for groups who would like share their experiences together. This spiritual formation resource is ideal for small groups, Sunday School classes, retreat groups, and spiritual friends.

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