Does meditation have to be solemn?
If I’m an extrovert, can I worship God?
In this groundbreaking book, psychologist and spiritual adviser Nancy Reeves presents a refreshing view of spirituality that goes beyond personality to provide extroverts (and those who love them) with exciting new ways of approaching God.
Reeves explores a wide variety of spiritual practices for extroverts, including:
- Praying in motion
- Cultivating spiritual friendships
- Practicing spirituality in groups
In the end, she urges all of us, extrovert and introvert alike, to seek a mature spirituality that embraces all the aspects of our personalities.
Includes questions for reflection and discussion. Perfect for book clubs, discussion groups, and bible study classes.
“For some reason, we think of quiet, introverted people as the very name of holiness. This cannot be true, and Nancy Reeves shows us why!”
-Richard Rohr, author of Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality
“I’ve been waiting a long time to read a book like this! Nancy Reeves provides much needed insight and guidance.”
-Joyce Rupp, author of Fresh Bread: And Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment
“As an introvert, I found Reeves’ perspectives eye-opening and enormously helpful. They will change the way I interact with the extroverts in my life. This book should be required reading for anyone offering spiritual guidance.”
-Marjorie J. Thompson, author of Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life
Nancy Reeves is a clinical psychologist, spiritual director, poet, and author. She is director of the Island Loss Clinic, teaches at the University of Victoria, and conducts many lectures and workshops internationally. She is the author of A Match Made in Heaven: A Bible-Based Guide to Deepening Your Relationship with God and I’d Say Yes, God, If I Knew What You Wanted.
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About the Author
Nancy C. Reeves is a clinical psychologist, spiritual director, poet, and author. She is director of the Island Loss Clinic, teaches at the University of Victoria, and conducts many lectures and workshops internationally. She is the author of I’d Say Yes, God, If I Knew What You Wanted, A Path Through Loss, and Found Through Loss.
Table of Contents
Getting to Know Spiritual Extroverts
Are You a Tigger or an Owl? 13
Getting Extroverts Out of the Box 23
What Does Extrovert Spirituality Look Like? 31
Extrovert Spiritual Practices
A Few Words about Spiritual Practice 49
Praying and Meditating 51
Cultivating Spiritual Friendships 66
Moving Prayer 72
Practicing Spirituality in Groups 79
Spiritual Reading and Writing 84
Praying in Nature 90
Living More Deeply into Spiritual Extroversion
Challenges of Being Extroverted Persons of Faith 101
Tips for Those Who Love Extroverts 115
Maturing Extrovert Spirituality 125
Using This Book in Groups 133
Suggested Reading 137
Research on Extroversion 141
Reeves Research 145