Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest
Awakened to Soul Rest
I wasn't confident that I needed Spiritual Whitespace when I picked up this book but I was surprisingly wrong. Reading this book agreed with my soul from the moment I opened its pages. So many of Bonnie Gray's words resonated with me on a journey of rest I believed I was already pursuing. At the heart of this book, I unexpectedly found myself awakened to my innermost self along with some clutter I was pretending didn't exist. The author of this book cultivates an environment that encourages us to stop the rat race and find true soul rest. "Whitespace is a movement to make the radical choice to leave the louder clamoring voices, in order to follow the one, quite voice inside." Whether rest is something your soul desperately needs or rest is something you confidently believe to be implemented in your life, this book is a must read! Although I thought rest was something I pursued at every moment possible, Spiritual Whitespace has awakened my soul to new rest where I invite God into every area of my life, unguarded.
June 27, 2014
Excellent resource for strength!
Whitespace, what is she referring to? It's the space on a page left unmarked. -- When a writer writes, when think it is so easy for them. It should be right? Sometimes no. Bonnie suffers from PTSD, and it gripped her so tightly, that she was unable to continue. Why? That was her question. Why God?
Bonnie's story was so just completely sad, I want to give her a big hug and tell her our God is so amazing to bring her to where she is today and He has so many amazing ways He is going to use her, wow. I can't even begin to imagine.
I really think this book will be useful for so many people. At the end the Whitespace Challenge is so neat. DO IT!!!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
June 21, 2014
A Reuseable Tool
Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnoe Grey
By Bonnie Gray
The self-reflection that led to this guide to self-discovery for the reader, is potentially revealing of the Authoress.
Just as the Authoress did not want to reveal to herself or the reading audience the unexpected depths of her discoveries, you the chooser may also find unexpected terrain travel on the dual journeys of self-revelation and buried memories.
The Authoress felt Ã¢ÂÂcalledÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂledÃ¢ÂÂ to share what is intensely private and intimate to her, by publishing this roadmap of her pilgrimage to self.
What each reader will find on the journey, using Bonnie GreyÃ¢ÂÂs stepping stones remains to be seen by the individual bold enough to try.
But just as with a favorite personal space, a way you physically travel, each repetition has a way to nourish and potentially surprise you. This reminds me of a Saint Ignatius Retreat, which is several intensities beyond this work, but has the intent to release the Ã¢ÂÂknownÃ¢ÂÂ surprises waiting within the explorer. What is more ancient, and more leading edge than learning to listen to oneself by following the fruitful journey of another? Read, and embrace what moves your interest. Following the thought in flight, find the answer to why, that phrase causes a power surge, and what that means for you. A good book to group rotate-itÃ¢ÂÂs a good process to revisit when the copy finally gets back to you.
Savorers will want their own copy to leisurely reach for on demand.
June 19, 2014
A must read for the weary heart looking for rest
Finding Spiritual WhitespaceÃÂ was not what I was expecting. I expected a book that would suggest things to do to prepare our minds and souls for rest. What I found however was even better. It is a touching, personal story by Bonnie Gray, an author who steps out of her comfort zone to share her story so others too can find their spiritual whitespace.
Bonnie writes with such a personal voice that reading the book is like having taken her hand and letting her guide you on your path to find rest. Many of her words resonated with me. She knows that to find rest you also must find your own personal definition of Ã¢ÂÂselfÃ¢ÂÂ as defined by God as demonstrated by her writing, Ã¢ÂÂIÃ¢ÂÂm learning to give myself permission to explore who I am as the belovedÃ¢ÂÂ. Wow! What a gift to give yourself.
Bonnie acknowledges the fact that Jesus cares about us where weÃ¢ÂÂre at and encourages us to give ourselves compassion, to believe that we can trust someone else to be with us the way we areÃ¢ÂÂ¦as is. These are GodÃ¢ÂÂs words spoken to a tired womanÃ¢ÂÂs soul.
I think many women are hardest on themselves. They find it difficult to cut themselves slack. Bonnie encourages the reader to try to herself as Christ sees her, to allow herself to trust him to love her as sge is and to give herself compassion i.e., Ã¢ÂÂcut herself some slackÃ¢ÂÂ. Without these,ÃÂ Finding Virtual WhitespaceÃÂ is nigh unto impossible. These are vital to rest and when we do these things we are on the path to rest and trulyÃÂ Finding Spiritual Whitespace.
If you long to move beyond surviving to a rejuvenating place of soul rest,ÃÂ Finding Spiritual WhitespaceÃÂ will help you move beyond surviving to a place of thriving.
June 18, 2014