What do you think of when somebody says "wait"? Killing time? Counting the days? Timms challenges you to turn away from toe-tapping impatience---and embrace God's presence and service to him as a spiritual discipline. Biblical examples, liturgical traditions, and everyday illustrations illuminate how and why we must wait; and reveal transforming truths. Includes discussion questions. 160 pages, softcover from Bethany.
In a world that waits for nothing, Sacred Waiting helps readers learn to wait on God. David Timms challenges believers to be attentive to God as were the faithful from Noah to David, from Paul to John--and all the saints in between. He demonstrates that their best moments arose from God's timing, not their own. In the process he reveals deep, transforming truths for those who want to go deeper into their relationship with God. Grounded in the stories of Scripture and everyday illustrations, Sacred Waiting explores a vital yet often neglected or misunderstood spiritual discipline.
David Tims teaches New Testament and Theology and chairs the Graduate Ministry Department at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. Australian by birth, David has been a church planter, pastor, and trainer of pastors for twenty-five years. His first book on spiritual formation, Living the Lord's Prayer, received glowing reviews. He publishes an e-zine, In Hop, that shares his reflections on Christian leadership and growth. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons and live in Fullerton, California.