Getaway with God: The Everywoman's Guide to Personal Retreat
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What if a simple day away could transform your life?

Does spending time with God sound like just one more thing to check off an ever-increasing to-do list? How are you supposed to fit in anything that threatens to be more time-consuming? Too often there's simply no room to experience the intimacy, grace, and peace that God offers us.

Getaway with God does more than invite you to step away from life's pressures to take a personal retreat. It shows you exactly why you must--for your sake and for your family's.

With grace and warmth, Letitia Suk provides step-by-step guidance and the necessary tools to enable any woman on any budget to plan time away, whether it's a quick, half-day break or a weeklong time of restoration. You'll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you'll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to kick-start your getaway with God.

No matter what your season in life, the time for retreat is now!

"Getaway with God is a gem!"
--Karen Burton Mains, author of Open Heart, Open Home, director of Hungry Souls

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0825444152
ISBN-13: 9780825444159

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Overworked and overwhelmed, many of today's Christian women live their lives at an exhausting pace--without any margin for refueling. Even in their strongest spiritual seasons, most long for more intimacy and time with their heavenly Father. But with the demands of modern life, simply getting up earlier in the day to fit in a devotion is no longer a viable--or fulfilling--option.

What if there was a way to plug in and recharge your soul, not just your smartphone? What if a simple day away could transform your life? Getaway with God invites readers to step away from the incessant pressure of deadlines and demands to spend time with God. More to the point, it walks women through each step of designing their own retreat--whatever kind is needed.

Letitia Suk provides step-by-step guidance and the necessary tools to enable any woman to plan an extended time away on any budget. Part one offers detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and templates for how to use each hour. Part two focuses on designing a five-day life-review retreat, including guided questions and ways to bring the retreat home. The practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide a checklist for what to bring. Suk's warm, mentoring voice will assure readers that, no matter what their season in life, the time for retreat is now.

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  1. Melissa
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    It's time to getaway
    December 28, 2016
    Melissa
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This book was a bit different then I expected. I guess I was thinking it would be more about how you can getaway with God daily during your quiet time and this book is really an outline for anyone who wants to actually take a day or more and getaway from the hustle and bustle of your regular routine.

    With that new mindset this book does what it sets out to do. Letitia gives you real ways you can have your own spiritual retreat on any type of budget. She makes an excellent point when saying we make time and money for those things we really want to do. If you really want to make it happen you will find a way.

    She shares about her own personal journey and how she has done retreats and gives several ideas for how you can make your own happen.

    If you are wanting to getaway with God and have some quiet time away from your own home Letitia will walk you through that in this book.

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  2. Michael
    Indian Trail, NC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Getaway With God
    December 26, 2016
    Michael
    Indian Trail, NC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Getaway With God by Letitia Suk is a good title for the person (as the name implies) who wants to intentionally schedule time alone with God. The title is around 150 pages and covers points such as:

    1. Suggestions for designing a retreat.

    2. The importance of having a periodic retreat to be alone with God.

    3. Suggested agenda for each day in a 5-day retreat.

    4. How to prepare for a personal retreat.

    5. Concerns to address prior to taking a retreat.

    6. Suggested goals for a retreat.

    7. Prayer models to use during a retreat.

    While obviously targeted towards women, men may also benefit. Getaway With God is very readable, full of helpful suggestions, and smoothly transitions from topic to topic. I will give this as a gift to my wife for her use. I was given a review copy by Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.
  3. Deana
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Refreshing and Engaging
    December 24, 2016
    Deana
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In the world today it seems like women have busy schedules. There are meetings to attend, errands to run, chores to get through and a family to take care of. When was the last time you took a day for yourself? How long has it been since you and God shared a meaningful talk or spent time in His presence? For me I seem to always have something I need to do, but it's time for each of us to relax and have a "me and God" time. I have gone to my share of retreats. They are fun and there is always great teachings and fellowship. But I always feel kinda let down when I leave . It feels like I wasn't really there totally because I couldn't concentrate.

    I loved when the author says, " A retreat beckons you to snuggle up with God and let him love on you." That is exactly what I need. I want one on one time with God. I loved the idea of finding a quaint little bed and breakfast to use as a personal retreat. There is no hustle and bustle there, no schedules and you are left to yourself to enjoy the peace and quiet. The author includes a list of helpful ways to get ready for your retreat and even includes what to pack for your trip. Now it's up to us to move forward and prepare for the retreat.

    There are different retreats that will meet your needs. Maybe you just want to stay in your room and rest and study a particular scripture. For others it might be to take a walk in the country and enjoy the beauty that He made. Whatever you decide, make it fit your needs so you can get the full benefits of a personal retreat. The more I read the book the more I felt the promoting of the Lord . I have longed to get away to just be by myself for awhile. I know I need to get back on track and deepen my relationship with God. The book is very useful and guided me through steps to make my desire come true. I encourage you ladies to take that first step. It's time to get refreshed, renewed and "Getaway with God."

    " You too have a future that only God can see, and He invites you to have a hand in shaping it."

    I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications. This is my honest review.
  4. Kristie
    upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    great read, thought-provoking
    December 11, 2016
    Kristie
    upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Letitia shares her heart and her own personal experiences with retreats in her book, "Getaway with God: the everywoman's guide to personal retreat." This book is divided into two main sections, the first discussing why the reader should take a personal retreat. The whys can vary from woman to woman, but ultimately Letitia stresses the point that is necessary for the well-being of the woman, personally, and also her family. The second section focuses on the actual getaway, the actual retreat and a schedule/plan for each day and also returning home at the end.

    I found this book a great read and a very through-provoking one as I read and pondered the thoughts that are shared in this book. I loved the layout and just overall style of this book as it is filled with quotes, lists, personal antidotes and questions to reflect on. This is a great read, especially one as the start of a new year is in a few weeks and this is a time for goal-setting and a time to make changes in our lives and how we live our lives.
  5. KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Encouraging read
    December 4, 2016
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Suk compares a retreat to "snuggling up to God and letting Him love on you." (p.21) And it isn`t as daunting as you might think with this book as your guide. It is really well laid out with lots of practical advice and plenty of options since one size doesn`t fit all when it comes to personal retreats.

    Easy-to-read and full of great tips, it`s clear the author wants women to succeed in their own personal `spiritual spa` day. And she`s practical too, providing step-by-step guides to different kinds of retreats. There`s a great Inductive Bible Study example that I`m going to incorporate into my daily scripture study, retreat or no retreat! An uplifting, doable guide to help any woman draw deeper into relationship with God.

    My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Kregel Publications for providing me with a copy of this book.
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