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Quiet: Creating Grace-Based Rhythms for Spending Time with Jesus

Quiet: Creating Grace-Based Rhythms for Spending Time with Jesus

Quiet: Creating Grace-Based Rhythms for Spending Time with Jesus

Quiet: Creating Grace-Based Rhythms for Spending Time with Jesus

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Overview

A new approach to quiet time that will refresh your heart and soul.
So many of us struggle to create space in our daily routines for time with God. We deeply desire to feel close to Him, but we are constantly asking,
  • How do I create a quiet space with God in my busy, chaotic schedule?
  • Why does having a quiet time require so much effort?
  • Am I the only one who feels this way?
We know that setting aside quiet moments with God is important, but for one reason or another, meeting with him on a regular basis just feels hard. In Quiet, Naomi Vacaro, creator of the online community Wholehearted and the Quiet Time Companion journal, offers hope and a unique solution for creating (and maintaining) a quiet-time habit. Naomi will show readers that having daily time with God is simple, attractive, and achievable no matter what season of life they are in. In Quiet she'll explore
  • what it means to practice a grace-based approach to quiet time,
  • quiet-time ruts and how to get out of them,
  • and how to conquer feelings of guilt and failure—and move into freedom instead.
Time with God can happen anytime, anywhere, and Quiet will help you create new habits to keep you uplifted and enjoy the grace God freely offers.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496453327
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 95,621
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Naomi Vacaro grew up in Outer Mongolia as a missionary kid before moving to Central Florida at the age of 18.  After getting a degree in graphic design, she started working as a wedding photographer and married Matthew Vacaro shortly after.  In 2018, Naomi designed a journal called the Quiet Time Companion and launched an online ministry to help Christians develop the daily habit of Bible reading and prayer.  She now spends her time writing, running the Wholehearted ministry, and being a stay-at-home mom.

Table of Contents

Foreword Phylicia Masonheimer xi

Introduction 1

1 Where It All Begins: Our Desperate Need for Jesus 11

2 Guilt and Grace: When We Fail to Have a Quiet Time 29

3 Drudgery, Discipline, and Delight: The Emotional Stages of a Quiet Time 41

4 The Most Important Habit: Making Jesus Part of Our Everyday Lives 65

5 Reading the Bible: Loving and Living God's Word 83

6 Talking with Jesus: Becoming a Prayer Warrior 105

7 Getting Creative: Quiet-Time Ruts and Bow to Get Out of Them 127

8 Letting the Lord Lead: The Holy Spirit's Role in Our Quiet Time 147

9 Changing Seasons: Adapting Our Quiet Times to Our Circumstances 165

10 Quiet Time in Community: Our Need for Christ-Centered Fellowship 183

11 The Ripple Effect: Having a Quiet Time Impacts Everyone around Us 201

12 Wholehearted Love: So Much More than a Quiet Time 219

Appendix: Recommended Resources 231

Acknowledgments 235

Notes 239

About the Author 241

What People are Saying About This

Gretchen Saffles

If you’ve ever struggled with feeling like a quiet-time failure, this book will offer you a helping hand and tangible tools to stir your love for Jesus. In Quiet, Naomi Vacaro spurs us on toward a life that is fueled by God’s grace and a love for his Word. By sharing her own story of leaving behind the weight of drudgery to grasp the delight of following God, Naomi beautifully illustrates how a quiet time is a gift of grace that roots our souls deeply in unchanging truth.

Katie Guiliano

Anyone who has battled guilt, drudgery, or unexplainable distance in their quiet times will be refreshed by Naomi’s humble approach to this consistent problem. So many of us settle into a rut with no hope of climbing out, assuming steady and joy-filled quiet times aren’t available to us. Quiet helps readers explore the root of the distance through thoughtful reflection and prayer, leaving us surrendered, refocused, and ready to pursue the Lord through his Word with a new perspective.

Sara Hagerty

We need God, yet most of us are fumbling through how to find him these days as the world tilts. This book is that hand from a friend—outstretched, ready to hold ours and walk us through how to find him in his Word . . . again or for the first time. What a gift!

Melissa Kruger

The demands of our day bombard us with loud cries for our attention. Naomi Vacaro’s book is a refreshing reminder of our desperate need for quiet time with Jesus. Written with warmth, kindness, and understanding, this book will help you develop patterns of Bible reading and prayer that will grow your love for God and for others.

Heather Cofer

This is such a wonderful resource for women who desire to grow in consistently spending time with the Lord. Naomi beautifully weaves her life story through these pages to illustrate the journey of growing in our love for and daily pursuit of Christ. It’s a book you’ll want both for yourself and to pass along to others.

Alisha Illian

We all know we should be reading our Bibles more, but we often become distracted by the busyness of life and discouraged by our failures. We expect our quiet times to be perfect, complete with a comfy chair, a flickering candle, hot coffee, and . . . quiet. But creating these magical moments can feel like an impossible task, so we give up—or never even start. Naomi knows the struggle is real, but so is our God. In her book, Quiet, she equips you to dive deeper into God’s Word, create sticky quiet-time habits, and develop a more devoted walk with God. This book is packed with practical tips, engaging stories, and insightful connections. Whether you’re an avid Bible reader or just getting started, this book will help you grow and encourage your heart.

Bethany Beal and Kristen Clark

This book offers a much-needed reminder to slow down and be quiet before the Lord. In our fast-paced, entertainment-driven, microwave society, we need to be reminded of what’s most important: daily time with our Creator and Savior. Quiet is a book for every woman who desires to know Jesus in a deeper and more intimate way. If you want true rest and peace for your soul, this book is for you!

Leslie Ludy

Quiet is a beautiful and encouraging book that offers a fresh vision and practical advice for building daily intimacy with Christ. In our fast-paced world, having a regular quiet time can often feel more like a burden than a delight. This book brings us back to the heart of what spending time with Jesus is really all about.

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