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|Title: The Attentive Life: Discerning God's Presence in All Things|
By: Leighton Ford
Number of Pages: 229
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 10 ounces
Stock No: WW835997
Your attention, please. That's what God wants, Leighton Ford discovered. It's the path to becoming like Christ. Distractions, fear and busyness were keeping Ford from seeing God's work in and around him. He was missing God. So he began a journey of longing and looking for God. And it started with paying attention. In these pages, he invites you to journey with him. Using the rich monastic tradition of praying the hours, Ford will walk with you, helping you pay attention to God's work in you and around you throughout each day and in different seasons of your life. If you're busy, distracted, rushing through each day, you might be feeling disconnected from God, unable to see how he's working. You might be missing him. But the way toward him starts with a pause and a prayerwith intention and attentionand becomes a way of life, awake and alive to the peaceful, powerful presence of God.
Leighton Ford is president of Leighton Ford Ministries, which seeks to help young leaders worldwide to lead more like Jesus. For many years, Ford communicated Christ around the globe through speaking, writing and media outreach with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Transforming Leadership.
Ford examines how distractions of our post-modern world rob us of the time we spend with God. Through this easy-flowing book, he leads one into the practice of attentiveness, pointing out that the best and deepest things of life come through attentive waiting. Appropriate for both new Christians and those of long-time faith.-- LW, Libraries Alive, Winter 2009
This book will take more than one reading to absorb its richness. Personal illustrations, an abundance of thought-provoking quotes, and memorable object lessons make this a book that may become a contemporary classic.-- JZ, Church Libraries, Fall 2008
"A spirit of ecumenism informs Ford's gracefully written guide to thoughtful prayer and attentiveness to God's voice."-- Library Journal, March 1, 2008
. . . A wonderfully compelling invitation to a life of prayer . . . Ford know how to share the "hours" with witful intelligence, charm and winsome conviction. This delightfully well-written book [will] provide any group with a host of insights, provocations, and layered viewpoints for discussion.-- Praying Daily (prayingdaily.blogspot.com), August 11, 2008
This book is special. It stretches the soul and makes "everything a prayer."-- Lamplighter, August 2008
Filled with examples of those who "paid attention," Ford's evangelical bona fides are unquestionable and well worth reading.-- The Christian Courier, August 2008
Using the richt tradition of praying the hours, Ford will walk with you, helping you pay attention to God's work in you and around you throughout each day and in different seasons of your life.-- Alice Brasky on Book Bargains and Previews, June 1008
The Attentive Life chronicles [Ford's] new desire to "be attentive" and more deeply nurture a viable set of practices that facilitate such spiritual intimacy with God. The Attentive Life is a perfect example of the kinds of things the Formatio line is about. We highly recommend it.-- Byron Borger, Hearts Minds Books, April 30, 2008
"Those who appreciate contemplative, gentle, insightful focus into the spiritual life will enjoy this partly autobiographical work."-- Anita Cain, CBA Retailers + Resources, May 2008
"Ford expresses in an almost poetic manner the peace that comes with the continual observation of and attentiveness to the presence of God."-- Heidi L. Ippolito, Christian Retailing, April 21, 2008
"[A] distinctly Protestant addition to the tradition of monastic spirituality."-- Publishers Weekly, March 10, 2008
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