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The Christian life is a disciplined life lived in the presence of God. While God takes the initiative to find us, it is through the godly and faithful practice of spiritual disciplines, enabled by His grace, that we can remain in His presence.
This book deals with those critical disciplines that help us to live in an internal spiritual environment in which we can practise disciplines such as Bible-reading, prayer, discerning God’s will, worship, fasting and doing good. Those spiritual disciplines are solitude, silence, stillness, simplicity and service. Each of these is discussed at length, followed by practical suggestions. By reading, reflecting and practising, the reader can find that road that is less travelled and find deep blessings in God’s presence and true ministry in a world that is dominated by speed without direction, noise without truth, crowds without community, material plenty without spiritual fullness, and selfishness without love.
Robert Solomon has clearly immersed his mind, heart and body in the riches of the church’s insights on spiritual formation. The book will help Christians around the world to slow down, quiet down and live much more in the manner of Jesus.
Dr Christopher Hall, President, Renovaré Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus, Eastern University, USA
About the Author
Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon was Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000-2012. He has previously served as a medical doctor, church pastor, Principal of Trinity Theological College and President of the National Council of Churches of Singapore.
Dr Solomon has degrees in medicine, theology, intercultural studies, and a PhD in pastoral theology from the University of Edinburgh. With an active speaking and teaching ministry in many countries, he has contributed many articles to books, theological dictionaries and journals, and authored more than 40 books, including The Race, The Conscience, The Enduring Word, The Virtuous Life, The Sermon of Jesus, Apprenticed to Jesus, Boundless Love, Jesus and His Family, The Trinity and the Christian Life, We Are Pilgrims, The Reformation, The Stories of Jesus, In Spirit and in Truth, Till Christ Is Formed in Us, The Sovereign God and the Christian Disciple, and The Eternal Throne.
Size: 229 by 152 mm (closed)
No. of Pages: 344