This is as timely and welcome a book as any Christian could hope for. In his thorough but reader-friendly overview of the spiritual experience and implications of being Christian, Peace speaks directly to questions and concerns that are central to our era. It is his personal candor, his humility as a teacher and his generous coverage of a broad spectrum of Christian spiritual experience, however, that make Noticing God as welcome as it is unique.
-Phyllis Tickle, compiler of The Divine Hours
It is paramount that contemporary people know they can experience and enjoy God in ways that are not trumped up, mere preconditioning or irrational fantasy. This fine book will show you that this is not just possible--it is the entire goal of healthy religion!
-Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation
I enthusiastically recommend this book for you to savor and enjoy! Dr. Peace artfully mixes the human and the spirit, contemplation and activism, ancient disciplines and contemporary rhythms, the natural and the supernatural, the divine encounters with God, as well as the normal, ordinary moments with Jesus. It's a spiritual disciplines book that provides proven, honed tools for the journey! Yes, buy Noticing God! It'll be worthwhile engagement with one of the sage spiritual leaders of our times who humbly shares his walk with God.
-Dave Gibbons, Newsong Church, author of XEALOTS
The spiritual discipline of noticing God quickly grabbed my attention the very first time I heard Richard Peace invoke the phrase some 12 years ago. This book is the culmination of his years of teaching and practicing such discipline--a discipline I'm mighty proud of learning firsthand from him as my Ph.D. mentor. Noticing God is thoroughly engaging, practical and insightful! Definitely a compelling read if we want to cultivate presence with the Divine Presence!
, Ph.D., spiritual director and author of Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities
"[Peace] writes with a welcomed style and depth on how we may notice God...This is a very good work, and is highly recommended.
-Dr. R. Wayne Hagerman