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Invitations from God: Accepting God's Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Wait, Remember and More
     

Invitations from God: Accepting God's Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Wait, Remember and More

by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
 

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Some invitations we desperately want: "Will you marry me?" "Would you consider a promotion?" Other invitations we never want to receive but must respond to all the same: "What treatment do you want for your tumor?" Invitations pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. God is also sending invitations. Sometimes they seem less compelling than

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Some invitations we desperately want: "Will you marry me?" "Would you consider a promotion?" Other invitations we never want to receive but must respond to all the same: "What treatment do you want for your tumor?" Invitations pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. God is also sending invitations. Sometimes they seem less compelling than anything on my to-do list. Why would I want to say yes to the invitation to rest when I'm already so far behind? Why follow when I could lead? Why accept invitations to weep or to admit I am wrong or to wait? Saying yes might slow me down, sabotage my agenda and even undo who I think I am. Adele Calhoun, author of the popular

Editorial Reviews

Kelly Monroe Kullberg
"In an attention deficit culture, Adele Calhoun gently invites us to walk through many doorways of growth and awareness. She invites us into greater humility that yields attention and perception, wisdom and abundant life. To enter deeply into this guidance is to participate with God in the redemption of our lives."
Pete Scazzero
"What a wonderful book so full of riches! Practical, profound, seasoned, thoughtful, challenging. I can't wait to recommend it to our church."
Dee Yaccino
"This is a book you will want to read and reread and then keep on your nightstand to refer to constantly for all the insight available in its pages. I found it so refreshing that a book of such depth would be of such use in my everyday spiritual walk. It is unique to find a work that puts you in touch with your own soul in a way that makes you want to live your life in the best way possible. I am changed by these invitations from God."
Ruth Haley Barton
"This is a lovely book that helps us to hear and respond to God's most winsome and challenging invitations—invitations for our good and our growth. Read it and be blessed!"
Stephen A. Macchia
"Learning how to attend responsively to God's invitations leads us into wholeness, freedom and transformation. Thanks for reminding us that Jesus continually invites us to come close, draw near and follow him via these pathways of grace, healing and joy."
Tim Keller
"I have known Adele Calhoun since seminary days, and I have seen her face many of the divine invitations named in this book, as well as help other people navigate through them. She is a wise and godly guide!"
Ian Morgan Cron
"I am so grateful to Adele Calhoun for reminding us that life is brimming with divine invitations. A wise and gracious guide, she teaches us how to hear the overtures of God and to respond to them with a resounding,'Yes!' This book will richly nourish your soul."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830868704
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
06/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
391 KB

What People are Saying About This

Ian Morgan Cron
"I am so grateful to Adele Calhoun for reminding us that life is brimming with divine invitations. A wise and gracious guide, she teaches us how to hear the overtures of God and to respond to them with a resounding,'Yes!' This book will richly nourish your soul."
Ian Morgan Cron, author of Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale
Tim Keller
"I have known Adele Calhoun since seminary days, and I have seen her face many of the divine invitations named in this book, as well as help other people navigate through them. She is a wise and godly guide!"
Tim Keller, pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
Ruth Haley Barton
"This is a lovely book that helps us to hear and respond to God's most winsome and challenging invitations--invitations for our good and our growth. Read it and be blessed!"
Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center, and author of Sacred Rhythms
Pete Scazzero
"What a wonderful book so full of riches! Practical, profound, seasoned, thoughtful, challenging.I can't wait to recommend it to our church."
Pete Scazzero,pastor and author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Stephen A. Macchia
"Learning how to attend responsively to God's invitations leads us into wholeness, freedom and transformation. Thanks for reminding us that Jesus continually invites us to come close, draw near and follow him via these pathways of grace, healing and joy."
Stephen A. Macchia, president, Leadership Transformations, Inc., and author of Becoming a Healthy Church
Dee Yaccino
"This is a book you will want to read and reread and then keep on your nightstand to refer to constantly for all the insight available in its pages. I found it so refreshing that a book of such depth would be of such use in my everyday spiritual walk. It is unique to find a work that puts you in touch with your own soul in a way that makes you want to live your life in the best way possible. I am changed by these invitations from God."
Dee Yaccino, Del Camino Connection

Meet the Author

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Invitations from God and the coauthor of True You and Women & Identity. A retreat speaker and trained spiritual director, she has taught courses at Wheaton College and Northern Seminary. In the early 1970s she helped pioneer student work with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She has also worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in New England and Canada and with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in the West Indies and South Africa.

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