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(PUBDoubleday)"Each entry describes the personality of the center as well as details about the facility's accommodations and points of nearby interest. Practical and profound, this is a wonderful resource for modern pilgrims in search of a piece of silence,"---Chicago Tribune. Includes 250 centers in all 50 states and Canada. 464 pages, softcover.
These days more and more people are scheduling getaways to retreat centers for their spiritual well-being--over 1.2 million Catholics alone during 1997. Located throughout the United States and Canada, these centers cater to the needs of people seeking quiet time, regardless of religious affiliation. Retreat possibilities range from one day of solitude surrounded by nature, to a few days of quiet time under the guidance of a resident spiritual director, to a week experiencing the rigorous rhythms of community monastery life.
In A PLACE FOR GOD, Timothy Jones shares the wisdom of his pilgrimages to retreat centers as diverse as a mountaintop hermitage overlooking the Pacific and a monastic oasis on Chicago's South Side. First he explains everything about retreats: what they are, why people go, how to prepare, what to pack, and what to do while there. Then he provides an extensive directory of over 250 retreat centers in all fifty states and Canada, complete with all the information readers need to contact the retreat center that is right for them. A PLACE FOR GOD is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to find spiritual fulfillment or simply a place to get away.
TIMOTHY JONES is an author, editor, and speaker specializing in the spiritual life. After eight years in the pastorate, he was an editor for Christianity Today for six years. He later went on to serve as editor at Ballantine's former Christian division, Moorings. Among his published books are Awake My Soul (Doubleday, 1999), The Art of Prayer, and Celebration of Angels. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Jones and his family live near Nashville, Tennessee.
Praise for Awake My Soul:
"Readers will savor each chapter, perhaps being drawn to Jones's other writings also. This book's message is significant, timely, and needed."--CBA Marketplace